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Training: 2/18/13 - 2/24/13

Posted Feb 25 2013 6:45am
Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Monday: Hiking
    No running or CrossFit today, though I did get in Day 18 of the 100 Day Burpee Challenge -- since it was a school and work holiday to celebrate Presidents' Day, we decided on a family hike. We drove down to Starved Rock, a definite favorite for the whole family, which is a real workout in its own right, with plenty of elevation change, much of it by staircase. We walked for a couple of hours in spring-like weather under a sunny sky, then had lunch outside just as the clouds rolled in, the wind picked up, and it started feeling like winter again.
Tuesday: Nada
    Sore from yesterday's hike and probably all the CrossFit last week, so opted to take it easy today. Created a mini-WOD, but quit after a few reps, no need to push. Did my 19th day of the 100 Day Burpee Challenge , not getting any easier, even the first ones.

CrossFit Amplify WOD 2-21-13

Thursday: CrossFit

I almost skipped today's WOD, because it was so heavy on push-ups -- LOTS of push-ups! And I'm not good at push-ups; in fact, I pretty much suck at them. That's the kind of thinking that led to my current plethora of weaknesses, however, so I girded my loins, and off I went.
  • Strength: Front Squat
    • Every 45 seconds for 6 sets perform 3 Front Squats (Reps at 0:00-0:45-1:30-2:15-3:00-3:45)
  • Conditioning, For Time:
  • As difficult as feared...but the broad jumps were kind of fun and today was the first WOD that included burpees, so I got in my 100 Day Burpee Challenge set as part of that (+1 at home).

    Saturday: Run

    CrossFit Amplify 2-24-13
    Sunday: CrossFit
      Super simple WOD today, but it didn't mean that it came easy: 75 snatches at 75# (I scaled it to 65#), with 4 burpees on the minute. That meant I could get my 100 Day Burpee Challenge done as part of the WOD, score! Towards the end my form started falling apart, so off came the plates and I finished the last few rounds at 45#.
    A decent week, but more than ever I'm realizing how much I penalize myself with all this extra weight, REALLY need to get consistent with the cleaner eating. 
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