Instead of our third Wednesday of pistols, we were treated to a longer metcon today. Over the past couple of weeks, the coaches at CrossFit Palo Alto have been deviating from the routine; rather than strictly adhering to the template of a three-week strength skill cycle followed by one week of longer metcons, everything's getting blended together. It's not random, but it's definitely getting more varied.
On today's menu:
- In 6 minutes, run 400 meters, then as many rounds as possible of 5 pull-ups, 9 kettlebell swings (24kg / 16kg), and 13 squats.
- Rest 1 minute, then repeat the cycle.
- Rest 1 more minute, then repeat the cycle once more.
Score = Total number of rounds and reps.
The pull-ups went by in a flash, and my short little legs pumped out the squats in quick succession. In fact, I loved everything except the running; try as I might, I couldn't get my feet to turn over as fast as I would've liked. Still, this WOD was sufficiently Cindy-like to put a big smile on my face, even when I was flat on my back post-workout.
Result: 10 rounds + 14 reps as RXed.