Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday's Workout

I've been dragging all week, but I was looking forward to class this morning. The reason: Handstand push-ups.

Strength Skill:
  • Handstand Push-Ups (5-5-5-5-5)

Handstand push-ups are fine, but what about doing 'em from Olympic rings? After Tim demonstrated ring handstand push-ups, a bunch of us attempted ring HSPUs . Kyle gutted out a rep, but the rest of us failed miserably. I gave it a shot, and managed to get myself into the starting position without snapping my neck in two. But even after trying so hard that my eyes felt like they were going to blast out of my skull, I couldn't achieve liftoff.

Looks like I have a new goal to work towards...


For time:
  • 100 air squats
  • 1K row
  • 800 meter run
Cardio. Gah!

Before the workout began, I already knew how it was all gonna go down: I'd kick ass at the air squats, I'd do okay on the row, and I'd completely suck at the run.

Lo and behold: I wasn't wrong.

I quickly ripped out the air squats, and was the first to finish and get to the erg. As usual, the rowing was...unpleasant. But I kept a decent pace, and successfully avoided looking at the monitor (I hate being reminded of how slow I'm going) until I was over a hundred strokes in. I was the second person off the erg -- but as I stumbled out of the gym to start my run, I couldn't get my legs to do more than shuffle. Within seconds, a few of my classmates passed me from behind. Damn. I found little solace in correctly predicting the outcome of today's WOD.

Result: 10:29 as RXed.