My time at Craic this morning started out on a good note!
Less than 24 hours later and it’s mine again! Yes!
Now onto today. John McEvoy posted last night on the Craic main site:
“This week is a big testing week at CRAIC. We encourage you all to try and make it in everyday Mon-Fri and get all your results recorded. We will be retesting this week starting Mon 29th Oct. “
So today’s test was 1RM front squat. I was feeling pretty confident going in, knowing that my previous PR was months ago and it was 145#. I was thinking that I would at least get 150#. I even wore my new fancy weightlifting shoes. I worked out with a new addition to the 6:30 crew, Ann (who crushed it at 125#!). Today’s build-up / rep scheme went up as follows:
- 65# x 5
- 75# x 5
- 95# x 3
- 115# x 3
- 125# x 1
- 135# x 1
- 145# x 1
- 155# FAIL
- 150# FAIL
I was extremely frustrated. I still am. I really wanted to PR today. But it just wasn’t happening. I know that I have to just pick up and move on, after all, failure is an important part of this journey … but I’m effing pissed. I’m not sure if it was form, strength…but I’m stuck there. No improvement after 3 freaking months. ARGH.
<Insert sarcastic tone here> I can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s test is going to be.
(In other news – my friend Leila had a 25# PR today for her front squat! Rock star!)