Coach EJ’s Blog
February 23 – February 28
Totally behind on this
Build up to a heavy deadlift
Maxed at 275# – didn’t want to go higher since the Open starts on Friday. This is positive since I could barely do 245# several months ago.
C&J at 135#
20 MUs for time
5:57- PR !
Have to look at my book at the gym. Can’t recall what I did
Open WOD 16.1
ROMWOD – played catch up on paperwork
Definitely feeling sore. Was completely shot and felt like today was hard. Glad I got it in though
*everything felt heavy; did my last set with a belt
* I did an extra set to practice. 155 was heavy – Should have been 160, but the 155 was already feeling a bit much today. I felt better during the later sets
5 Thrusters 75#
*this got hard round 9 and got 10 in the nick of time
Did this at my husband’s gym, so the grip on the racks there is different since it’s not a straight bar.
Followed by ROMWOD
Strength FS Test: Every 30 sec until failure:
*this is about the norm over the last few months. Considering this is under fatigue and with no belt, I’ll take it.
50 cal row
50 alt pistols
25 hand release burpees
Deadlifts – Week 12
Metcon – 10:24
Round 1 – 4:18
Round 2 – 4:00
Round 3 – 2:24
February 19 (night time re-do)
13.5 Redo in the evening
I normally do not repeat workouts, bc when I do, I tend to do worst. However, this AM I knew where my performance suffered and it was more a mental issue than a physical one.
Having people watching you and other folks to workout with makes a difference. Did this with Joe and Ryan
126 reps – up 41 from this AM
Thrusters all UB in the first 3 rounds
- UB all
- Thruster UB, 8/7
- Thruster UB – 3 and singles, fighting for each rep
No idea what happened or how I segmented things. I know I did sets of 5 on thrusters. Pullups still need work
4 min AMRAP
15 Thruster 65#
*if you complete 3 rounds, you get another 4 minutes
I’d like to cry, throw a tantrum, yell and scream.
2 rounds + 10 C2B = 85 reps (+7 reps – this is lame..meh)
I was right on pace for 3 rounds, but I just stopped b/c I’m a pansy and it’s easier to stop than to feel uncomfortable. I under-estimated my rest and took longer than I really needed to. Also, this has been one of the most mentally and physically exhausting weeks. Not to be whiney or make excuses for myself.
Coaching staff is short this week so I’ve been on the floor for every session. That equates to 26 classes down and 5 to go this afternoon. I’ve been getting in 4.5 hours of sleep a night and just feel like crap. I had high expectations for this WOD and really would have liked to get thru to the next round
Live to fight another day
This week has been bad motivation wise. Feeling beat from the OHS yesterday.
Came into this thinking of going at about 85%, but this is more like 90-95% as I kept moving. I started off weak since I dreaded this, but by round 5 I was able to maintain a pace. Last round just went hard. Started messing around with my pulling technique and focusing on different things (engaging my lats, leg drive, breathing, etc).
250Mx10, 1 min rest
Only got 4 hours of sleep, which means I wanted comfort food. No 8:30 class so I ran out and got a bagel.
Made myself workout in the PM
*7 burpees at the top of the minute
3:58 – i think it was 3:58 – I wrote down 2:58?!
I did at least 70+ each minute
100 OHS 95#
5 T2B every time you drop the bar
- 25 OHS in 58s
- 20 OHS @ 2:36 (1:38)
- 15 OHS @ 4:13 (1:37)
- 15 OHS @ 5:51 (1:38)
- 12 OHS @ 7:20 (1:29)
- 13 OHS @ 8:52 (1:32)