Saturday, June 14 (my half-birthday)
In teams of 3 or 4
5-minute AMRAPs; rest 2 minutes between activities (40 minutes total)
- Tire flips (1=1)
- Sled pulls for distance (90) (10m = 1)
- Tire “box” jumps (10 = 1)
- Run or row for distance (10m = 1)
- Sledgehammer swings (25 = 1)
Teams were randomly selected, so as to not show favoritism. Yup. For that reason. I was teamed with Fernando, Ellen, and Sarah. Yay! Ellen chose the number “4,”, so we began with running or rowing for distance.
I chose to run. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? I ran 1,120 m.
Sledgehammer swings were fun, fun, fun! We all completed sledgehammer swings at the same time. I completed 161 reps, alternating arms the entire 5 minutes.
Ellen and I flipped the tire together, as did Fernando and Sarah. We took turns doing so, and completed 111 tires flips as a team.
Sled pulls with a mere 90# were grueling. My sled was 50m away from the front of the box, and I got a late start. Dammit. I pulled the sled forward 50m, backward 50m, and forward for the remaining time. I pulled the sled 27om. Whew. My legs were fried. And then came the tire box jumps.
I was a sweaty mess, and I did indeed sweat upon my teammates. I had completed 50 reps with 2:30 remaining and then set my goal to complete 100 reps. I finished strong and completed 110 total reps.
This was a very fun workout, and I truly enjoyed working out with Sarah, Ellen, and Fernando! Our team score was 165. Team Sarah beat Team Steve, and that’s all that matters. Truly.
Sunday, June 15 (less than 6 months until my birthday)
Rest Exactly 7 minutes
Back squats (95)
Knees to elbows
Rest exactly 7 minutes
Power jerk (85)
Forward lunges with barbell in front rack position (85/53)
This was a challenging as I thought it was going to be.
Part A is the benchmark WOD “Diane,” only with lighter dead-lifts. I completed all rounds of dead-lifts unbroken. HSPUs started off well, and I completed 15 unbroken reps out of the gate.
That may not have been the smartest thing to do.
I finished the first round by completing 2 unbroken sets of 3 reps.
I completed reps of 5, 3, 3, 3, and 1 the second round. My shoulders were feeling quite smoked.
I completed the last round in reps of 3, 2, 2, 1, & 1. Huh? In my peripheral vision I saw someone to my left, and I thought it was Coach Liz. ‘Twas not. ‘Twas Jeff. I attempted to complete the last 2 reps unbroken, but was unable to lock out the very last rep. Dammit. I immediately said, “That rep didn’t count.” I rested a moment and completed the very last rep.
Time = 8:18
I rested a glorious 7 minutes.
Part B went very well. I completed all rounds of back squats unbroken. Yay! I completed the round of 21 toes to bar unbroken. Yay!! (Notice the two exclamation points. Notice them now!!) I completed the round of 15 in reps of 7, 4, & 4, and the round of 9 in reps of 5, 3, and 1. I kipped all but the very last rep.
Time = 4:02; clock time 19:20
I rested another glorious 7 minutes.
Part C was the most difficult. I didn’t complete any rounds unbroken. I was so exhausted that I didn’t even keep track of reps. The only thing I can remember is that I completed 14 unbroken push jerks at the start of the first round, and ended the workout by completing six lunges.
Time = 6:28; clock time 32:48