Wednesday, October 7
I worked out at 7 am and the session was led by Coach Jennifer.
15 kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
20 box jumps, 24-inch box
Folks have been complaining about being sore and tired. Not me. Ha!
My one and only goal was to complete 10 rounds.
This was more challenging than I thought it would be. Uhm, hero WODs always are — and should be — challenging.
I completed all rounds of pull-ups in unbroken reps. I completed the first 3 rounds of KB swings in unbroken reps, rounds 4 though 10 in reps of 10 & 5, and the last, albeit incomplete, round in unbroken reps.
Box jumps began well but my form did deteriorate in that I missed at least a half a dozen reps. I didn’t count a one of them. Not a one.
I completed 10 rounds with about 90 seconds left on the clock. I quickly completed 10 pull-ups, 15 KB swings, and even managed to get in 4 box jumps.
I was exhausted and gasping for air.
Pull-ups were easy, box jumps were somewhat challenging, and KB swings were exceedingly difficult.
Score = 479 reps (10 rounds + 29 reps)
Friday, October 10
I worked out at 6 am and Coach Nick led the session. This is a CFS Benchmark WOD that we did this past July.
You MUST rest a minimum of 1 minute between activities.
I just wasn’t feeling very strong. Or motivated.
I began with jumping air squats, completing 50 unbroken reps at the start.
Time = 1:59 (PR)
Pushups were next, and I completed 10 reps at the most any given set. I was completing doubles when I reached 80 reps.
Time = 3:10 (PR)
I had planned on completing sit-ups or muscle ups the 3rd round but Laurie wanted some company and motivation whilst she was climbing the rope. I borrowed one of her bright, pink socks and joined her. Unbeknownst to me she decided to race me the first couple of climbs, and I do believe she even climbed the rope faster than did I the very first rep. I recall Coach Nick yelling “Photo finish!” By climb 8 my arms felt like jelly.
Time = 2:41 (PR)
GHD sit-ups were next, as I knew I wouldn’t be able to complete muscle-ups with my arms feeling, you know, like jelly. Dammit. Sit-ups were particularly challenging today, and I was unable to achieve a new PR — missing it by just 4 seconds. Dammit.
Time = 6:33
Pull-ups were the lesser to 2 evils compared to knees to elbows, as I didn’t know if my abs could withstand another 100 reps. I completed 10 reps the first set. Uhm, I was completing triplets by the halfway mark. I didn’t use the Speal bar and I could tell a difference (and not in a good way). I know, I know: excuses, excuses.
Time = 7:29
It has been wonderful to see so many people achieve PRs! This may be one of my favorite benchmark days at CFS.