Cleans and Failure

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.

Today’s WoD:

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.


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