Today's wod was Helen with a twist that being intervals vs a straight run thru. I was feeling remarkably well considering I have only gotten 8 hours of sleep over the past two days. In fact I should probably be in bed right now but Im doing this blog and watching the Sox trying to win their 5th straight.
5 Rds EFT
All rounds at 155lbs except for 4th round when I somehow ended up with an extra 5lbs on once side. Thats what happens when you are switching weights all around during a timed wod. I knew something didnt feel right.
Got in late last night and spent the day getting ready for the trip to Maine and trying to get a full day of work done in 4 hours. The drive to Maine is always good no matter if I am fighting the Boston traffic on the way out. Cant say the same for the return. No WOD today.
Finished up at 1am and had a 7am pickup so no workout today. Cloudforce London was amazing especially the group that opened the show - Britain's Got Talent winners Spellbound. Here is are a few photos of them in action. Great meetings and event. Not so great trip to airport as it took close to 3 hours.
schedule very quickly. So I was up early enough to get a workout in. The hotel gym was small but it had a rowing machine so I was able to get in the wod that I wanted which was a variation of what Craic and CFNE Competitor had programed.
1. “Fortitude” Light
Odd: 15 Cal Row
Even: 10 Burpees vs the 15 CFNE had programmed
Took the overnight flight to London. All in all very uneventful. Manage to get a few hours of sleep in the air and a few hours of sleep on the ground when I landed.
We had a HIPO dinner in a private room called The Study at The Hoxton Hotel located in East London’s skinny-jeans-central – also known as Shoreditch. Shoreditch is an area where a lot of that of artists lived and worked and now its become the trendy place to go. Its just a short walk from our new office location.
Jerry is a hero wod named after Sgt Major Jerry Dwayne Patton, 40, who died on 15 October 2008 during High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) training while assigned to Army USSOCOM preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. The wod is For time:
Run 1 mile Row 2K Run 1 mile Since I'm headed to London and my running shoes are already packed I flipped it around and did this version; Row 2k Run 1 mile Row 2k No warm up. Just sat down and started the row. The thing was a lot harder than I expected it to be. Starting the run after the row resulted in a very slow pace.
Total time 25:50
Will try that one again.
It looked pretty bleak for awhile this morning as we watched the 7am advanced class grind thru their programming but in the end we got a small window from 8:30-9:00. Sadly Anthony and Steve left when it looked like we were going to get shut out. So it was down to Tom Gormley and the Dennis's - Mahoney & O'Rourke.
20 Min Row for Meters
Every minute on the minute 3 Burpees
Rest 5 Minutes
5 Min Row for Meters
Every minute on the minute 3 Pushups
I would have like to have gone 20min, rest 5, 10 min and the rest 5 and row 5 min but we were up against the class so we just did the 20 and 5.
20 MIN - 3604 Meters - 2:46 500M 19 Strokes
5 Min - 1089meters - 2:17.7 23 Strokes
JWarm up 8 mins 4 Wall Balls 4 Push presses (empty barbell) 4 Rack Lunges (empty Barbell) 4 Knees to elbows 4 Squat Stretches 4 Scorpion Stretches
Training “Crazy Eights” For time 8 Rounds 8 Wall Balls (20/14) (10/9ft) 8 Push presses (95/65) 8 Rack Lunges (95/65) 8 Toes to bar
This would have been a great wod if I hadn't pulled my Psoas coughing lat night. Talk about painful. It was a stabbing pain every T2b. What was more annoying was the coach trying to teach me how to do toes to bars. I hate using being hurt as an excuse as no one believes it.
So I went back to Craic today after taking a few more days to see if that helped me recover. Im Not coughing as much but im still dragging. This has not been a normal cold by any stretch of the imagination.
Thursdays rest day was needed but that became another day on Friday as I am just not feeling well still. Finally broke down and went to the doctor. No specific diagnosis other than most likely bronchitis and that I may have some bacterial infection. Prescribed some medication and I am hoping it works.