It’s Monday and I knew it was going to be a rough one. The last workout I had was last Thursday and that was a few days ago now. I hardly moved over the weekend (except to go watch the WODs of Thunder), so I had a sneaking suspicion that moving of any kind was going to be a necessary evil today.
I was right. 🙂
Arrived for the 8:30 class with Coach Drea and we had quite a group… Lori, Sarah, KC, Jenny, Debbie, Danielle, David, and Lisa. We got underway with a 400m jog (we actually saw some blue sky this morning, which was a pleasant change over the last few days) and then did a few things as a group… hitchhikers, marching bridges, back strokes, torso rotations, and rolls to candlestick. After that we did 5 minutes of double-under practice.
Drea encouraged me to get angry at the rope so I could whip that sucker around a bit faster… but I have done my best to not get angry at just about anything, so I of course laughed at that. 🙂 Double-unders are still one of my goats – but we’ll get it eventually. As it warms up, I should do some practice on the back porch. 🙂
Once all that was done, we used an empty barbell to warm up some deadlift movements. And then… the WOD began.
- triple-unders (or double-unders or singles)
- weighted sit-ups
- deadlifts 185/125#
This is definitely not one of my favorite movements. It’s heavily weighted to continuous movement in the first half of the workout and then it’s downhill… Yeah, right.
I still can’t do double-unders, let alone triples, so I just did singles. Drea wanted us to focus on speed more than beating ourselves up with movements we didn’t quite have yet. But for the rest, I used a 35# dumbbell for the weighted sit-ups and did the prescribed 185# for deadlifts.
Amazingly I did manage the first 21 deadlifts unbroken. But I kept getting tripped up on my new rope for single-unders. And I just slowed down from there.
But I never stopped for too long – I tried to catch my breath a bit and keep moving. Breathing was really my biggest issue. I did finish however, even if I was dead last.
My time was 15:34. And I’ll take that. The fastest time of the day so far was in the 7 minute range, so doubling that was ok by me. Again – I finished. Fast really isn’t my thing, but I kept moving.
Everybody else chugged right along, so great work!
When we were all done and cleaned up our equipment, it was time for a little bit of post-workout mobility. And that may have helped my hips and low back a little, but they’re still pretty tight. There will be more mobility as the day progresses… I hope.
Anyway – great work everybody! And thanks for the encouragement Drea!