Jeff was kind enough to coach at 6 so that I could join the early-morning athletes. And Steve Dodge.
‘Twas a main site workout. And it was a doozy.
Row 1,000 meters
30 SDHPs (75/53)
30 handstand pushups
30 power snatches
30 Pendlay rows
Uhm, this was a very rude wake up call. Uhm, I didn’t know until just before 6 that I’d be working out. Uhm, I had forgotten to eat. Uhm, it sounds like I’m making excuses. Uhm, I am.
I rowed an easy 1,000m in 4 minutes flat. I completed ring dips and SDHPs in reps of 15, 10, & 5. Handstand pushups slooooowwwwwed me down considerably. I completed the last 10 reps one at a time. One. At. A. Time.
Power snatches went just okay. I knew that I just needed to get through them.
I would’ve gladly done 300 burpees. My back began to seize up when doing rows, and I could only complete in reps of 5. Dammit. Thrusters were almost a welcome relief, and I completed faster than expected, even doing a dozen thrusters out of the gate.
Time = 23:19
It’s no secret that, while I enjoy completing, I don’t frequently program chippers. When athletes are focused on merely getting through one activity and onto the next, form goes to shit. Most Surmounties have chosen to complete 2 rounds of half the reps, i.e, begin with 500m row and end with 15 thrusters.
Uhm, and I still see form to go shit. Form, consistency, and then intensity.