Saturday, September 15, 2012
I have been tired and worn out all week. Even though I didnt travel this week I was up late every evening whether because of work or trying to get things done around the house. By the time Friday night rolled around I was operating on vapors. I would have liked to lay down on the couch and chill but we had dinner plans. Woke up this morning really dragging. When i got to the gym all I wanted was to put my head on the floor and sleep. It was hard to get moving especially because I knew the wod was going to be painful.
Squat Cleans @135lbs
Warmed up - didnt feel much better so I knew I needed to start so I could make it home in time for event #2. I started out doing the first 10-12 not dropping the bar but then dropped it at the top. It was heavy lifting but coming out of the squat was more taxing than I expected. First round I did 18 strict dips before I went to kipping. For some reason kipping isnt as comfortable. Need to work on that. First round took me like 4+minutes. Didnt keep track after that.
Total time 9:22. Surprising an improvement over my best time. I think I can do a lot better in the wod. I generally can surge and put myself in that really uncomfortable spot but didnt have the juice to do it. Wondering if I need 3-4 days off?
So Im pretty fried but need to recover quickly for Sonia's Run 5k which is a fund raising event in memory of Sonia Daly - Jack Daly's sister. Jack is well loved by the Crossfit Craic community so there was a huge turnout - I didnt count the actual numbers but Im guessing there were 30-40 Craic heads. Because I was so smoked I realized that this 5k would be even more painful if I red lined it. When I got home I threw my 25lb weight vest in the car and would decide it that was a better idea when I go there. The rain stopped just before the race and I decided to go with the vest and give it my best shot. It wasnt awful but it was not easy by any stretch either.
5k time with 25lbs vest - 27:20 8:55 pace.