Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday's Workout

A cardio-heavy workout today:

As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
  • 400-meter run
  • 50 double-unders
This doesn't look like much, but believe me: It was plenty -- especially for cardio cowards like me.

Knowing I'm still hobbled by my left Achilles, Tim instructed me to substitute 500-meter rows in place of the running, and to do 150 single-unders instead of the double-unders. It's frustrating to have to do single-unders instead of double-unders, and I'm no fan of rowing, but ultimately, I'm glad I scaled today's workout. Running would've wrecked me. My goal was to keep a steady, sub-two-minute split pace while rowing, and to go unbroken during the rope-jumping. I tripped up a couple of time while jumping, though, and my final stint on the erg was painfully slow, but I got through this one without having to curl up on the floor afterwards.

I did sweat a lot, though.

Result: 5 rounds plus 400 meters on the erg.