Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some more interval training and many thanks...

Before I jump into our interval training fun from today, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to read my blog today, and especially those who commented. I love writing my experiences down, and it means a lot to me when other CrossFitters take the time to share their thoughts with me. Hands down this has been one of the best days I've had in a long time. I loved hearing from so many people and seeing my post on the affiliate page... wow. That may have just made my year. The only thing that could have made this day better would be an email from Coach Glassman himself telling me that he liked my post. (I'm not holding my breath on that... he is a very busy man... :P ) Everyone's thoughts and support today really made that post worth writing. This community is amazing and I'm glad that I am a part of it!

Now, I feel like I've been waaaay mushy and sentimental lately, so let's get to the pain shall we? Interval training. Should I say it? Dare I say it? Oh what the hell.... GASSER! Ha! I said it! Tami, I'm laughing already. If you didn't see Tami's quote about gassers, go read her comments from my blog last week. Anyhoo... interval training is rough, especially when the clock never stops. I like most of the movements today, and actually felt smooth through some of them, but with others, I had a rough time finding a groove. Here's what we looked like today.

1:00 minute of work on each station
6 stations
4 rounds
Clock never stops

KB swings
Box jumps
AB mat
AB mat

Basically, box jumps, the AB mat, squats, and the row all felt pretty good. But again the KB swings really slowed me down. I said the other day that I need to keep picking up the 45, so I did. I swung the 45 for all of the rounds, but my numbers weren't very high. I'm having a really hard time keeping my grip, and keeping my hip snap strong. I don't know why though. KB swings used to be a good exercise for me, but they seemed to have slipped. I'm not sure how to improve my number of reps, or my speed on these. I feel like I do pull the bell down quickly, but it feels like my hips are not strong enough or are too slow. They're really a bear for me. Push ups are getting better, so I hope I can start workin on these swings. We scored this one point per rep on any given exercise, row of course being calories. I hit this in with 411, but I wish I could have done more. Stacey's total was over 600. How does she do that? She is seriously a machine. She doesn't stop. She is the true definition of a firebreather. Awesome work Stacey. Can't wait for another fun day in the blue room tomorrow! :)


Cara said...

Yay - lots of virtual hugs for Katie! :-)

Maybe you should have someone look at your swing and make sure you're being totally efficient with your movement?

Tami said...

Mmmm, hmmmm. You have to watch out for those gassers. Silent but deadly.

Nice job on the workout, looks like that was a suffer-fest!

Katie said...

LOL... Tami I'm never going to look at those gassers in the same way ever again.... chemical warfare... HA! :)

Katie said...

PS- Cara... I love hugs! :)