Post-Rest Day Blahs

As I’ve mentioned numerous times in the past, I often feel very weak after a rest day. I rested yesterday. I felt weak today.

I worked out in the sweltering heat with the 11:45 am crew, led by Coach Jennifer.

De-load for press series, blah, blah, blah. Lifts at final weight of 87# felt light, as well they should have.

On a completely unrelated note, I truly enjoyed the Mark Morris Dance Group production of L’Allegro, set to the music of George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderatro with libretto based on John Milton’s poetry. There are few things more beautiful than human dance.

And there are few things I hate more than thrusters.

Metcon (Time)
75 thrusters @ 65% of press 1RM (87# for me)
EMOTM complete 1 burpee + 3 lateral bar hops

Yup, we began with burpee + 3 lateral bar hops. I started off strong, uhm, and then fell apart. There were times during the workout when I felt as if my heart might explode. I seriously considered stopping after the 45th rep. I had intended to begin sets with a full squat clean and that just did not happen. I was often doing just two reps at a time. Two reps at a time! The only thing positive was that I did work throughout the minute, often finishing a couple of reps during the last 10 seconds of each round. If I had really pushed myself I could’ve finished in less than 8 minutes. I felt no desire to push myself. I just wanted the damned thing to be over. I finished in 8:36.

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