Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Linda Tried To Ruin My Trip To Vermont
Friday afternoon called together a great group of athletes for an absolutely killer workout. Four of my guys came out (Brian, Teddy, Fred and Henery), Steve O and Reggie, and then Christy Phillips, 6th place finisher at the CrossFit Games (6th last year too by the way). We gathered at Balance Gym to attack the benchmark WOD "Linda".
Ooooh baby, did this one turn out on the crazy end of things. A couple of us tried to keep the weights as close to prescribed as we could, I personally went exactly 5# off each lift. That means I was deadlifting 305#, benching 200# and squat cleaning 150#. Also, Christy and I stuck with squat cleans, while the rest of the group did power cleans (I am actually very curious how this WOD would have looked like for me had I done power cleans, those squat cleans were what got me). We also had to split the group up into three heats. Henery, Fred and Teddy went in the first heat, Christy, Steve and Brian went second, and Reggie and I closed the door with a bang. The only thing I can do in terms of speaking for others on this one is say that one guy hit the bathrooms close to the end of the WOD (I'll leave the rest to your imagination), Christy finished in an impressive 15+ minutes, but then proceeded to loose her lunch a few times after. And I got from the others a good deal afterward, that they all were absolutely destroyed. Yeah, and for me, well, I literally broke down. By 60 minutes post-workout I was hunched over a small meal down in Dupont Circle, feeling like I had just completed running a marathon. And after running 12, I am very aware of how that feels. The next day, the soreness sunk in big time, and, I started to feel pretty sick. Still today I am feeling very sore, an completely out of it, even my workout today felt extremely weak. Totally crushed me. In terms how the workout actually broke down for me, it went a little something like this: round one went completely unbroken, all reps. Round two, not so much. My back gave out fast on the deads and I had to split up the squat cleans into 3's. By round five I was doing singles on both the deads and the cleans, working in 2's and 3's on the bench. And by round seven I was stumbling between exercises, and honestly could not tell you how they were split up. I finished in 26:28. I wanted sub-25.
Just some little thoughts I had while on my long drive. Gotta love blogging! Big nutrition post tomorrow!
Never Stop, GET FIT.
Posted by Josh Courage at 12:07 AM