Note to self. Do not go to the 6:30PM class and then turn around and go to the 6:30AM class, especially when they are both strength workouts. Today kicked my ass.
A) Power Clean – work to a heavy 1 with good form in 12min (NOT A 1RM)
B) For time
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Power Clean
30 Double Unders between each set
Wowza. I paced myself well on the first part, building up to my PR (which is 115#). I started at 75#, 95#, 105#, 110#. I attempted 115# twice but failed and time was running out, so I took off weight for the 2nd part of the workout. I decided to go 75# because I knew that the double unders were going to kill me. I tried to puss out and do single unders, but Jarrod suggested that I do 10 DU or 15 attempts.
The first sets were brutal. I could barely get my double unders. My legs were tired, my shoulders were tired. Hell, I was tired. As the WoD progressed, I found that I was jumping slower, but able to string together more DU, which was awesome. I finished slow – 17:54. I feel like I failed moving at such a snail’s pace, but then I saw this which reminded me that failure is all part of growing. Just a little motivation for the day.