Laying out a plan for lifting heavy on Tuesdays.
My first workout into a new training & eating cycle. We work on single support hang power cleans, which are comically difficult, and do the CrossFit benchmark WOD “Nancy;” my result: 15:18 w/ 65 lbs.
Brief entry about my road trip to Daytona Beach and Tampa, ostensibly on business, but really motivated by surf-lust. Not worth it.
I barely squeeze out a new five rep PR in Back Squat, and miss a new three rep PR by a mile, then a fast jumprope / burpee 10 minutes AMRAP. Finally a 1.3 mile warm-down barefoot run at the YMCA.
I complete my first ever full day fast. In this post I debrief on the experience and consider its effects on my body, mind, and spirit.
A new 5 rep PR in Thrusters and a decent time in the Met-Con WOD “Siete,” consisting of thrusters and ring dips, make for a great workout this morning. I was feeling well rested from two days in a row of rest, and I worked hard. Today is also the beginning of a 28 hour fast.
As I enter the last week of my second cycle through the “new plan” (aka the “Never on a School Night” plan), I pause to reflect on, to analyze, and to assess the measurements I have made in the process of my training.
Another planned cheat day reminds me of the purpose of cheating on purpose.
We meet up outside at UNCA to do “Run for your Legs,” a WOD which, at first glance, looked like it had the potential to be a CrossFit version of Zeno’s paradox. Start a clock, run 1 mile for time, only you have to stop every 2 minutes to do 20 squats. Later during the day, I overindulged quite deliberately in a cheat day that reminded me why I try to eat healthy most of the time.
strength work on Turkish Get Ups and metabolic conditioning with the workout “Overhead Power,” a brutal workout last performed on September 26th, 2009, involving six different weighlifting moves (Hang Power Snatch, Overhead Squats, Hang Power Cleans, Push Presses, Hang Squat Cleans, and Push Jerks), in a patterned and progressive cycle that totals ninety reps.