Five Hundred!


Metcon (Time)
50 deadlifts @ 100% of bodyweight
Complete 3 burpees at the top of each minutes

7-min time cap.

I weighed myself (after having eaten breakfast) this morning: 143#. I deadlifted 145#. I set a goal to complete in under 2 minutes. I quickly completed 3 burpees, and then completed 39 unbroken deadlifts. Thirty-nine! Three more burpees at the top of the minute. I told myself “Just 11 more reps.” That. Barbell. Got. Heavy. I completed the 8th (47th total) rep and then realized that my body had taken over. I dropped the bar. I did quickly pick up the bar and complete last 3 reps. I called “Time!” at 1:27 and heard Coach Marni say, “Holy Crap.” Ha!

A: Metcon (Time)

500 double unders
50 thrusters (45/33)
30 knees to elbows

I can’t recall a time when I’ve completed a workout that included 500 double unders, let alone a workout that began with 500 double udders.

I set a goal to complete the 500 reps in 1o minutes, i.e., 50 reps a minute. I knew that I’d have to parcel the work, and that’s what I did. I began with 50 unbroken double udders and that was the only time that I completed that many reps. I completed 25 reps the remaining 18 rounds and completed 25 unbroken reps 16 of those rounds. Whilst tiring, it wasn’t exhausting, and I rested very briefly between rounds. I love my new HumanX jump rope! I completed all 500 reps in 9:31.

Forty-five pound thrusters felt like 145# thrusters. I set a goal to complete in unbroken reps. I didn’t come close to achieve goal, completing 5 rounds of 10 reps.

Knees to elbows went much better, and I completed in unbroken reps of 17, 6, & 7.

Time = 14:05


Metcon (10 Rounds for time)

At the top of minutes 0, 3, 6 … 27 (10 rounds; 30 minutes) complete the following and RECORD TIME:
– 2 wall crawls
– 4 sumo deadlift high pulls (95)
– 6 push presses (95)
– 8 box jumps (24)
– 10 forward rolls

I had intended to rest today, truly I had. I arrived at the box and immediately noticed that Coach Deborah had parked in “my” spot. Ha! I entered the box and she then reminded me that she was coaching the 6am session so that I would be able to coach the 9:30am session for her. My brain is a sieve. Is that a butterfly?

When in Rome… Yup, I completed the workout. And it was tough.

Kelli (clown) was to the left of me and Jaclyn (joker) was to my right. And Darron was to the the left of Kelli. Uhm, Jaclyn is 11 or so month pregnant; thus, she was a wee bit slow today, particularly on forward rolls. She did nonetheless manage to get her chest — and nose — to the wall for wall crawls. Amazing! It’s no wonder that she’s my favorite.

In order from most to least difficult: forward rolls, push presses, SDHPs, box jumps, wall crawls. Yes, forward rolls were the most difficult activity as, well, they were so dizzying.

As is often the case, I missed a few box jumps. I completed wall crawls, SDHPs, and forward rolls in unbroken reps, i.e., without resting between reps. I completed nine rounds of push presses in unbroken reps but, without even realizing that I was doing so, paused between the 5th and last rep of 4th round. Dammit.


Pausing between reps and/or missing box jumps resulted in slowest times. Note that the final round was my fastest, and I had to really push myself to complete the reps that quickly. I finished as Jaclyn was beginning forward rolls. She said, “That was fast.”

Total time + 11:20/AVG 1:08.09

Luke was very need this morning and I oftentimes had to shoo him away. Deborah captured a few moments of the workout and Kelli (at my request) took pictures of Luke and me post-WOD.

 I wonder what’s in store for 16.5. I hope I’m able to remain in the top 10%. There, I said it.

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