Monday, June 23, 2008

Daniel: The rematch

Last time I hit Daniel, the blog was short. There was no witty commentary to be had. That's cause last time I did it, I hurt like the dickens and couldn't really type. So I'm comparing this Daniel to the one which we did back in April. April seems like a lifetime ago. So much has happened since then, but nonetheless it's a benchmark. So, let's do a comparison of a few months ago shall we?

Daniel

50 chins
400 meter run
21 thrusters
800 meter run
21 thrusters
400 meter run
50 chins

April 13th-33:13
June 23rd- 26:45

Wait, did I really just write that? Holy balls Batman! (Can you tell that currently balls is my favorite word? It substitutes nicely for other profanity. :P ) Seriously, I dropped almost 7 minutes off this time. Not seconds, MINUTES. That's just sheer insanity. The chins on the first 50 felt AWESOME. I broke into sets of 10 and the rhythm just felt smooth. I'm going to get that 30 chins. I don't know when, but I'm going to get them. Notice I'm not really talking about the thrusters or the running... that's cause they... ew. Just ew. Andrea and Chriss said they looked good, but man it's so hard to feel about thrusters. They are kinda like burpees. As much as I want to like them, I just can't. They're kinda like the kid in class who picks his nose. You know he's not really all that bad, but you just can't like him no matter how hard you try. Humidity really slowed down the runs for me tonight. I think if I would have done this on a less humid day, (ha! we won't have one of those til December!) I may have dropped another minute, but I had a really hard time breathing today. Blech...

I was going to try to hit the 30 today... you know me... I've just got that itch. And you know that when I get "the fever" the only remedy is MORE COWBELL!!! I'm sorry... if you're not in the 0600 class, this probably doesn't make much sense to you, but it seems that we've been referencing the classic Christopher Walken and Will Ferell skit from Saturday Night Live where Will Ferell is supposed to be a member of Blue Oyster Cult a lot lately. If you've never seen it, go to YouTube and search for it. It's hilarious. Anyway, back to my itching. Ew, sorry, that sounds bad. But seriously, sometimes, when I get the itch to do something, I just need to do it and get it out of my system. I listened to Andrea and Chriss today who advised against going with another max set. I know their logic was right, but like I said... I just get that itch and I need to scratch it sometimes. :)

As an aside, Danny came in today, and while we were all doing Daniel, he SMOKED through 50 muscle ups. Folks, homie smoked that in 15 minutes. No, you read that right. 15 minutes for 50 muscle ups.... damn! I told him if he hit 50 today I'd owe him breakfast. I'm starting to learn apparently that breakfast is a big motivating factor around CFOT... ;) LOL. Andrea and Chris suggested Friday for a possible PR attempt. I'm thinking... it's going to be GO time. I need me some breakfast... ;)

8 comments:

Lars said...

Excellent work Katie, you're awesome. Milk for breakfast?

oh, and the poll. Chuck Norris today, or ca. 1975?

Jerry said...

solid PR on a tough workout!

it's really cool to see your progress just since i've been coming around your blog.

Katie said...

Lars, Chuck Norris today after his success with his home gym system... ;) I will also NOT be drinking milk for breakfast Lars... I'm telling you... bulls do not like it when you try to milk them... :P

Jerry, thanks! I always knew I liked you for a reason! :P Just teasing, but seriously that's very nice of you to say. Daniel is a tough one. Those thrusters to run are a bear!

Forts said...

Way to go Katie! Good job on cutting down that time. It is such a great feeling when you can tear through a hard PT and realize that it was done SO much faster then only a few months prior. Good job.

Cara said...

7 minutes - awesome Katie! Do you think that's in part because you've been Zoning??

Love your analogy about the kid who picks his nose.. hehehehe

Katie said...

Thanks for the nice comment Forts!

Cara, I have to say, carrying 17 lbs less of me has to have something to do with my speedy chins. I was the first person off the bar (male or female) last night. I don't think that's just the result of hard work. It def helps when there is less of you to pull up and over the bar... IMO anyway.

Lars, you'll be glad to hear that this morning the breakfast at my class was cereal...with milk... :P I now feel disgusting.. I am out of the Zone and hating it!

Darcy D2 said...

Nice! 7 minutes down and you are so kicking my butt on the pullups. I just can't seem to get in a good kip rhythm these days. I think it's fear of ripping my hands up again.

50 muscle ups holy! My first still evades me but I try every time I go to the gym

Anyway awesome progress!

Katie said...

Thanks Darcy.... I always knew there was a reason I liked you... :P