Friday, August 28

Rene was a success but completing 105 pull-ups whilst wearing a 20# weight vest left me feeling a wee bit sore. I wasn’t looking forward to “Karen” today but, as all athletes who hadn’t completed were required to do so, I did just that. But first, front squats.

Front Squat
Establish 2RM

My 2RM was 215. Yup, was. I completed 2 reps at 217 and had two attempts at 220. I completed the 1st rep of both sets. The bar got a little bit in front on me the 1st attempt and I got stuck in the bottom of the squat the 2nd attempt. Dammit and dammit.

150 wall ball shots (20 & 10)

I knew out of the gate that this was going to be a disaster. I had set a goal to complete 25 unbroken wall ball shots but stopped at 10. I stopped at 10! I completed the first 100 reps in sets of 10 reps and then couldn’t even continue to do that, completing the last 50 reps in sets of just 5. My time was a very slow 8:56. Not a PR by a long shot.

You win some (FS) you lose some (Karen).

Saturday, August 29

Fight Gone Bad (3 Rounds for reps)
Three rounds of:  
Wall-ball Shots (Reps), 20#
Sumo deadlift high-pull (Reps),  75#
Box Jumps, 20″  (Reps)
Push-press (Reps), 75#
Row (Calories) 
1-minute rest

I last completed this benchmark WOD at CFCB February 2013 with 295 reps. Whilst I didn’t recall my exact score I knew that I hadn’t broken 300. I set a goal to do so today. I, like everyone else, kept a running count each round, i.e., I can’t recall exact number of reps for any activity other than wall ball shots.

Wall ball shots after Karen is no joke. I completed 25 reps each round. SDHPs generally went well and I didn’t really struggle any round. Box jumps went spectacularly well and I was able to complete quickly with a rebound off of the box. Push presses are always a struggle, but I often completed 5 and sometimes as many as 10 reps at a time. I’m short. Rowing sucks.

I completed 107 reps the 1st round and that gave me a boost of confidence. I completed 106 reps the 2nd and that gave me an even bigger boost of confidence. I still managed to break 100 the last round, completing 101 reps.

Total = 314

Yay, a PR!

I then held Running Clinic from 12:30 to 4:30. What an exhausting yet rewarding day!

I completed February 27 with a score of 295


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