Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday's Workout

Hoo-boy. I was supposed to sit out today's 5 a.m. class due to lack of babysitting, but my in-laws graciously volunteered to host the boys for an overnight stay at their house so I could join the rest of the early-morning nutjobs at CrossFit Palo Alto. Good thing, too, because today's was a very, very good one.

As many reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
  • 400 meter run
  • Max rep shoulder-to-overheads (115lbs / 75 lbs)
In other words, every time the barbell hits the floor, run 400 meters. Total score = total number of shoulder-to-overheads completed.

I went with 95 pounds, figuring it was going to sufficiently challenge me without utterly wrecking me. There've been times when I've vastly overestimated or underestimated what I can do, but judging by how exhausted I felt at the end of this workout, I'm pretty sure I picked the right weight today. 

In the first round, I completed 17 reps before having to set down the barbell. But the presses and running wore me out; by the fifth and final round, I had only 11 reps in me before time ran out.

Result: 68. I'm going to do better (or at least go heavier) next time.

Did I mention how glad I am that I didn't miss this one?