The weather in Jersey City is gorgeous! There is a park/pier beside the hotel, so I worked out outside this morning — and I wasn’t the only one doing so, including a group of women being led by a man through what appeared to be a boot camp. They were running, doing sit-ups, planks, modified pushups, and other activities.
Uhm, I was frequently stared at.
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes: 25 double unders and run remaining time.
To make it even more challenging, if I failed before doing at least 10 double unders I had to start over AND I ran to the same 2 stopping points on the pier. Thus, the slower I completed double unders the faster I had to run in order to reach starting location for next round of dus. I was able to complete at least 10 rounds of dus unbroken, including the last 3 rounds. Yes, dus became increasingly more difficult, but as this was an endurance workout this was to be expected.
I rested 3 minutes. As I was doing so, 2 of the boot campers approached me and 1 of them said, “Great job on the double unders! You made them look far too easy.”
I next completed 8 reps of sprinting @ 95% effort and running backwards for recovery. I ran a “U”, so I ran 4 reps in both directions. I completed in 8:54.
There was a young man stretching and then doing pushups, and I noticed his lack of range of motion. You probably know what I did. I approached him and said, “May I offer a suggestion? You can say ‘no’ and tell me to mind my own business.” He welcomed the feedback, and I demonstrated proper form, i.,e., chest to the ground, elbows close to the body, tight abs and glutes, etc. He gave it a try, and his form was much improved. He said, “Wow, that’s much more difficult than the way I was doing it. Do you work out here every morning?” I explained that I was from out of town, and he told me he was attempting to become an amateur boxer, and was interested in some intense cardio. CrossFit NYC!