Uhm, yeah, so like no one attended the 8:30am WOD. I knew that the 9:45am WOD was going to be packed. Thanks, Jeff, for helping coach! I’m going to change your title to “Assistant to the Head Coach”. (Anyone get the reference? Anyone?)
As I had planned on working out with the now non-existent 8:30 group, I did just that. Once again, I worked out solo. Sayeth Jeff, “You like working out by yourself.” It’s not that I like working out alone, it’s that I don’t dislike working out alone.
I began with sled pulls.
— 50m sled pull @ 50% of bodyweight
Jeff timed me, and I completed 50m sprint in 14.9 and then 14.8 seconds. I had forgotten just how miserable sled pulls can be.
— 31 double unders
— 21 KB swings, 52#
— 11 lateral box jumps, 24″
— 1 dead-lift @ 85% of 1RM, 275#
Jeff asked, “How many rounds do you expect to complete?” “I usually only get 5 poker chips and start a new stack as needed,” I replied. “So,” Jeff said, “you really don’t know how many rounds?”
As this was an AFAP and not an AMRAP, I didn’t even consider attempting to play out in my head to determine how many rounds I could expect to complete. What I was certain of, however, was that the lateral box jumps were going to be difficult and that the dead-lifts were going to feel very heavy. I was correct.
Time seemed to come to a crawl as I completed this. I’d occasionally glance at the clock and would often think, “I have that much time left? Shit.”
I completed all but the first round of double under unbroken. Luke got too close to the rope during the first round. Ouch. I did begin 2 other rounds with a few double unders and a miss, but I’d then start over. ‘Cause that’s what I do, bitches.
Only the first round of KB swings was completed unbroken, and the remaining in sets of 11 & 10 reps. KB swings felt heavy.
I had to re-do one lateral box jump, as I wobbled on the top and then descended. Jumping to the right was much easier than jumping to the left.
All dead-lifts were completed on the first attempt. After each rep I’d say, “That shit felt heavy.” Jeff ignored me.
As I requested that he do. “No cheering, no coaching, please,” I said. “Don’t worry,” he replied, “you’re on your own.”
I completed 6 rounds + 31 unbroken double unders. I had enough time to complete a KB swing or two but instead sat down on the box.
After coaching the 9:45 and Community WODs, I made one last attempt at a 50m sled pull, and Kelly joined me. I shaved a mere second off of my time, finishing in a time 13.6.
I was hungry, but not so hungry that I wasn’t going to complete the other programmed activity.
— 200 Abmat sit-ups
My goal was to complete in unbroken reps, and that’s what I did. I also completed in an even split, ensuring that I was facing the clock so that I could keep track of time. I completed 200 sit-ups in 6:16.
I wore BodyGlide; thus, I experienced no chafing of the buttocks. Rona, can you say the same?
May, in this instance “can” instead of “may”. Okay? Okay.