Today I found my breaking point. This morning’s WOD was a good one in which I pushed hard and made it through. Details:
Strength: 3 Rep Max Back Squat Rest 1-3 minutes between attempts “Backoff Set” – Use 80% of the max established above to complete 1 set for as many reps as possible
WOD: 5 Rounds For Time: 5- Front Squats #135/#85 100m Run 10- Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
Its time to SQUAT! Come in a few minutes early today if you are feeling tight/stiff form this week, like I am, and stretch out your hips and quads so you can attack the 3RM and the WOD to your fullest!
3 rep max – #105
max reps – 36 @ #75
WOD time – 10:16 (#55)
The workout notes I took to heart today, although I usually make sure to get there early enough to spend some time with the foam roller, today it felt super important. My I.T. band gets so ridiculously tight :p Need to show my legs some love before punishing the crap out of them. After the 1 set of max reps back squat my legs were already feeling like complete jello. 😮 Still had the WOD…
But it gave me a real appreciation for why we need our rest days. Today was day four-in-a-row for me and I was a bit less relentless from the start. Now I’m completely bagged! :p Feels like I didn’t just bump lightly into the “wall”, but careened in full-tilt and threw myself right through it. haha! The pre-WOD banter included casual conversation about what we all have planned for the weekend. “I know what Kate will NOT be doing…” came from coach S. Agreed. I will be away from the box until Monday :p However, Sunday I will be participating in the Rona MS Bike Tour once again. GOAL – a CURE. One day I hope to see that one reached…
Hungry, hungry hippo I am today! Back up… I’ve been slightly ravenous most of this week actually. I’ve had a real “go HARD, then go home” kind of mentality this week though, so I guess the increase in appetite is to be expected… Jumped in the car to head to my 7:30am class with a little pre-WOD fuel of coffee, egg and sweet potato. **note – I didn’t drive like this! Promise!
but during my “goat” double unders work, post-WOD, I was already feeling the hunger creeping back in and realizing I hadn’t brought enough food for the day. Thank you McDonalds for playing along 🙂 Grabbed a “McPaleo” on the way from box to work. 🙂 Ok, so that isn’t listed on the menu, but sometimes creativity can be a useful weapon… A bacon and egg McMuffin, no cheese, no english muffin, extra egg. Done. 😀 Maybe I should suggest they add it to the menu?