Sunday Runday

Back in Los Angeles and after a hectic week, found out that Angelino had Sunday classes.  I had a brunch scheduled for later in the day, but wanted to make the class.  I had no excuse as to why I shouldn’t workout other than pure laziness and fear of what looked like a very hard workout – so I went.  I definitely need to get into a routine.

View of the gym and my first time working out in my Nike Metcons

View of the gym and my first time working out in my Nike Metcons

We started with a 700m run and for the last 200m we sprinted.  Then, as we all wandered back into the box, Karlos presented us with a small box filled with folded pieces of paper.  Once everyone was back from the warm up, we were informed that we were doing 2 tabatas prior to the workout using the 8 movements that we picked (4 per tabata).  I can’t quite remember all of the ones we did, but man, tabatas are terrible 🙂

Then we went into the workout, which was called Cerebrus.  I modified the crap out of this one:

3 Rounds for Time:

300m Run12x Single Arm KB Press (Rx 40+/30+) 10# bicep curls (6 per arm)
15x Box Jumps (Rx 24+/20+) step-ups
12x KB Swings 24#
10x Goblet Squats 10#
300m Run
6x Strict Pull-Ups ring rows
12x Knees-to-Elbow did these on the ground
15x Hand Release Push-Ups wall push-ups
5x Wall Balls (Rx 20/14) 10#

Final time: 26:10

This one was tough, but I got to break in my brand new Nike Metcons.  Short review: Awesome.  Better for varied workouts than the Nanos.    The runs felt really slow (and were actually slow) for me.  I am also having a hard time figuring out what weights to do.  I can’t tell if I’m choosing lower weights because I’m scared of not being able to do the workout (failing) or if I’m choosing them because (and this is what I tell myself) I want to ease back into Crossfit and not go to heavy too fast and injure myself all over again.  Most likely, it’s a combination of them both – but it’s something that I know that I’ll be constantly evaluating as I venture forth back into Crossfit.  Stay tuned, friends.


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