Another exhausting and rewarding day! The Living Social CrossFit deal began today; thus, I coached for over 9 hours — and enjoyed every minute of it.
I especially enjoyed coaching the snatch exercises, and implementing a very small portion of the knowledge I gained this weekend. Surmounties, share your thoughts!
Deirdre was the only athlete to attend the 7:15 am session; thus, I completed the metcon with her.
Benchmark WOD “Mary”
— 5 handstand pushups
— 10 pistols (alternating; 5/leg)
— 15 pull-ups
My goal was to complete 8 rounds, and to complete rounds with unbroken HSPUs and pull-ups. And to complete unassisted pistols. Yup, unassisted pistols. For the first time ever in a metcon. First time. Ever.
I wore my weightlifting shoes.
Deirdre was fun to work out with, and we occasionally provided each other support and encouragement. She witnessed that I completed pistols. I made sure to also let her know when I failed a rep — and had to re-do. That happened on 5 different occasions, as each time it happened I didn’t stand up to full extension prior to lowering my extended leg.
I completed all rounds of HSPUs unbroken. I had completed my goal of 8 rounds with unbroken pull-ups as well. While completing 9th round, I was well on my way to continuing completing pull-ups unbroken when my
stupid smart brain took over, and after completing the 12th rep — and before I could even process what was going on — my brain said, “Drop from the bar.” And I did. Dammit. I completed the last 3 reps. I then completed 5 HSPUs and time ran out.
Score = 9 rounds + 5 reps
90 pistols (45/leg)
Wow. It’s no wonder that my glutes hurt.