So tonight I attended the first workout I’ve been to since the 16th, almost 10 days ago. Business trip plus a little exploration. Zero workouts. No diet restrictions. Just taking life a day at a time. And though it ended poorly (rough trip home), I knew I needed to get a workout in ASAP.
Here’s the thing though… Today’s workout is definitely not on my “great first workout back” list and I definitely didn’t want to push myself too hard the first WOD back. But I fell for the classic trainer ploy… sort of a “you should do it and cheer one another on!” kind of thing.
Bah. AJ and I headed in for the 4:45 class with Coach Isaac and Steve. And after only a little chatting about the workout itself, we got moving pretty quickly.
We did the Triple 3 event from the 2018 Regionals of the CrossFit Games.
- Triple 3, Score Type: Total Time
- 3,000-m row
- 300 double-unders
- 3-mile run
- 2,000-m row
- 200 double-unders
- 2-mile run
- 1,000-m row
- 100 single-unders
- 1-mile run
This was rough. Sure, I can row. But I can’t do double-unders and running really isn’t my thing. So how was I going to scale it? Well, it ended up being:
- 3,000 meter row
- 300 single-unders
- 2-mile run/walk
Originally I was going to do 2000 meters and 200 singles, but after finishing 2000m in under 9 minutes, he convinced me to keep going. Finished 3000m in about 13 minutes and moved on to the single unders. First 100 were ok, but after a while my calves and shoulders tightened up.
But the run? Ugh. Turned out to be mostly a walk. Ran maybe 1000m of the 3200m and walked the rest.
- 2000m row
- 200 single unders + 50 doubles
- 2 mile run/walk
And our times?
- AJ: 48 minutes 43 seconds
- Me: 48: 50
She chose to sprint the last 50m. 🙂
Meanwhile Steve finished well under us, somewhere in the 45 minute range (probably less) I think, doing the full Triple 3. He did awesome.
I’m a little tired after all the madness, but we’ll see if we make it in tomorrow night for another workout. Thanks for the encouragement Isaac! And great work AJ & Steve!
(Big thanks to Isaac for the pics!)