Jannicka was kind enough to lead the warmup and cool down for the 8:30 session that I then coached. I like when I program a challenging WOD, as it happens far too infrequently. Right, Surmounties?
As I was coaching the lovely Glenda and the first-day-at-CFS Joshua, FedEx arrived with the first of many packages.
The hurdles arrived today; thus, I created a metcon to give them a try. Ouch. This was tough.
1, 2, 3…8, 9, 10
Slam balls (30#)
Hurdles (4, 19″ hurdles/rep)
I determined that the penalty for not catching the slam ball on the first bounce or knocking a hurdle post off of the cone would be a slam ball burpee. Because that’s just the sort of person I am. I placed a 30# slam ball at either end of the line of hurdles.
I had no idea how difficult this was going to be, and perhaps I shouldn’t have placde the posts on the highest setting.
I knocked off the post 1 time during the 4th round, so I had 1 slam ball burpee penalty. I love burpees, so it really isn’t that much of a penalty.
For the most part I jumped from where I landed, although I would occasionally find that I had a tendency to move my right foot forward ever so slightly just before jumping.
Did I mention how miserable this experience was?
I finished in 11:25. I haven’t been this much of a sweaty mess in quite some time. That’s 55 ball slams and 220 hurdles.