Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday's Workout: Mr. Magoo

Loved this morning's workout for three reasons:
  • My ankle continues to improve (I was able to run on it today -- kind of!);
  • I got to work on squat cleans; and
  • Today's metcon was bodyweight-focused -- my favorite!
But in part due to my exuberance, and in part due to the fact that in my rush to get out of the house, I forgot to put in my contact lenses, I screwed up the workout anyway.

More after the jump...

Strength Skill:
  • Squat Cleans (5-3-3-1-1)
I couldn't wait to practice cleans this morning. Last week, I was sidelined and did kettlebell cleans instead, which just aren't as fun as exploding up with a barbell. My legs were still a little wobbly from the weekend's festivities (hello, wallballs), and I continue to be a little overprotective of my ankle, but I worked my way up to cleaning my bodyweight.

  • Run 200 meters
  • 50 squats
  • Run 200 meters
  • 40 Abmat sit-ups
  • Run 200 meters
  • 30 lunges
  • Run 200 meters
  • 20 knockdowns
As soon as I saw that it was a bodyweight workout, my skin started tingling with excitement. And no, I am not kidding. TINGLING, I tell you. I was determined to run, too. (Who wants to row again? Not me.) Favoring my right leg, I managed to half-run, half-skip through the workout with decent (though unspectacular) speed.

The only problem? In my haze of nearsightedness and giddiness, this is how I read the workout:

  • Run 200 meters
  • 50 squats
  • Run 200 meters
  • 50 Abmat sit-ups
  • Run 200 meters
  • 50 lunges
  • Run 200 meters
  • 50 knockdowns

In other words, fifty of everything. I should've suspected something was up when it took me twice as long to finish my lunges as everyone else, but what can I say? I'm not too bright.

It wasn't until I was halfway through my knockdowns that I realized I'd done about three dozen reps too many.

But whatever. It was insanely fun. I love this stuff.

Result: 9:05 as RXed (but with 50 reps of everything except the knockdowns, of which I did 26 before I squinted at the whiteboard and came to my senses.)