As you could most likely tell from the title; today’s workout was a killer. A leg killer that is. It read:
25 unbroken reps @ 50% of 1RM (65lb)
15 reps @ 55% (70lb)
10 reps @ 60% (75lb)
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 squat cleans (65% of 1RM)
200m run between sets
Now obviously the bench press was not legs , but that was a gift compared to the workout. The benching went well and I am really looking toward to establishing a new 1 rep max soon!
For the cleans, I went with the prescribed weight for me, which was 70lb. The weight actually was spot on. Not too light, and not overkill. I honestly found the cleans as an easier task then the run 200m between every set. At first, before the wod, I was thinking ‘ really how can it be that bad?’ Shortly after the 9 set of cleans and during that run, is when I realized ‘Oh Shnitz’!!! ‘ this is killer’!!! ( I don’t know why I say ‘shnitz’, I don’t really curse at all, so it’s a fun alternative.
Powering through the rest of the cleans and running ,I felt terrible but really proud. I had was on my 200m after my 2 cleans and that’s where it really really hit me. I was panting and wheezing like crazy. And really was feeling awful. I managed to make it back from the run a bit over the 22 min time cap, but thankfully was allowed to finish my 1 clean and run. After completing the wod, I really felt different then any other wod I had completed previously. This was defiantly one of the hardest , I’ve yet to complete, and the fact that I never questioned whether I should keep going and finish, really made me feel accomplished. Also because I did the rx weight which felt good. My Coach and I really were on a good page and I appreciated that a lot. He never let up me at all! Kept pushing me through and never let me stop. He even ran the last 200m with me to finish it out. I hope to be on this permanently. It really makes it special.
Since I worked out at 5:15 today, I had a whole day before. I spent the day at my school training in the mentor program that I was accepted into. The mentors’ goal is to guide and help rising freshman in the school year, during the Freshman Orientation and with all of their problems with High School. I really do look forward to this because I want to help others start in a right direction and make the best of their 4 years in high school. Also, this year my sister will be a rising Freshman, so I would like to help her and make sure any mistakes I made during my first years , aren’t made during hers.
I hear Benchmark WOD Diane is tomorrow. I’m pretty excited! Better get extra sleep for this one!