Alright -- let's break the good news first:
I got a new Zercher squat PR today (225 pounds)! (It's about time -- my previous PR was set way back in December of 2010.) It made me puff up my chest for a few minutes -- that is, until...
The bad news: Today's Tabata-style metcon. It knocked me on my ass.
- Tabata grasshoppers (6 rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest)
- Tabata shuttle runs (6 rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest)
- Tabata dumbbell snatches (40# / 25#) (6 rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest)
- Tabata ring rows
Take the lowest number of reps in any single 20-second round at each station. Add 'em up, and that's your score.
The first round of grasshoppers wasn't too bad -- I cranked out 30 of them in 20 seconds, and felt pretty good about myself. And then the second round came, and I managed only 23. The next round: 22. It was a struggle to stay above 20 -- and by the time my three minutes of grasshoppers was up, I was panting like a dog.
The shuttle runs and dumbbell snatches were interminable.
Finally, we came to the ring rows. By the time we started our second set of rows, Jake and I were loudly grunting and groaning in pain. My arms were on fire, and I never managed more than 10 per set.
Result: 47 as RXed.