Yesterday was Halloween and my wife had her yearly gathering. Can’t say I ate well, but did have some gluten-free cookies, deviled eggs, and crackers with salami & cheese, so at least I ate something. And I managed to avoid alcohol, so I’m going to mark that as a win — despite the fact that I had eggs on toast for breakfast and a hamburger on a bun for lunch. 🙂
That said, I figured I could burn off some bread calories if nothing else today at the 8:30 class with Coach Lara. Ev & I went in and were joined by KB & Melissa. Just the perfect number of folks for a rowing WOD since we have four rowers. 🙂
We started with two rounds of this warm-up:
- 250m row
- 10 pike push-ups (elbows were a little angry for the first round, but better by the second)
- Inchworm/yoga flow on the right and then the left (inchworm to plank, plank to downward dog, downward dog to cobra, cobra to plank, plank to lunge, lunge to some arm extensions, back to plank, inchworm back to standing)
After that we did a bit of row refresher and a bit on the handstand push-up progressions. Though I did try one HSPU (kipping) on the wall, I have to say that they weren’t in the cards today. I was all about the hand release push-ups today and even those were slow as heck!
The workout was 2018 Team Series Event 6…
- For time, 2 rounds
- 50 calorie row
- 25 handstand push-ups or hand release push-ups
I can row. That much I can do, and I was able to get through 50 calories in a little less than 3 minutes the first round and right around 3 minutes the second round. The push-ups were a challenge though – sets of 10, 5, 3, and 1 or 2 were all I could do. Just kept moving as best I could.
My time? 10:38. Not too shabby and not too far off from Larry who did the same thing in 10:24 earlier today.
When we were done we did a little skill work:
- EMOM for 6 min
- 2-5 Pseudo planche push-ups
- 10 sec planche lean
Yeah – I think I averaged 3 reps across the 6 rounds. One round I did 1, but most I did 2 or 4. Nothing like firing up your shoulders and elbows even further, right? 🙂
We had a good time and it was very strange being the first one done today. But I’ll take it. 🙂 Great work 8:30 class and thanks Lara!