So after 3 days off, it was inevitable that I was going to have to get back in the CrossFit saddle. I picked quite a day to do that. No usual lifting warm-ups or quick cals today. Oh no, we get straight into the running. I'm not sure how really to explain what is going on with my knees except to say they feel tight and too many stairs or too much walking makes them throb. Running was getting a lot better for me, but it seems to have slipped back into a nemesis for me. I'm not sure why. I haven't stopped running. In fact we're running on average twice a week in circuits, plus I'm doing things on my own on Saturdays. But I'll tell you, the last few runs I've done have been terrible. Badger, Saturday, and today were so slow for me. I really have felt disgusted with the effort. I was just sucking wind big time. I know we are all allowed to have off days, and sometimes off weeks, but this seems ridiculous. I felt like poo all last week, and now it's continuing and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm sleeping, I'm still Zoning (for the most part), and nothing has changed. I really don't get it. I just feel heavy, like lead. It really sucks. But enough of my complaining because that's not why you dropped by. You dropped by to see what kind of pain Jerry hath brought. Our fun looked like this...
3 rounds for time
400 meter run
25 jumping slamballs (15 lbs)
1:00 on each station
Clock never stops
AMRAP at each station
Calculate total 1 pt per excercise
Deadlifts (85 lbs)
The circuit today was a metcon gasser, but it felt pretty good. Way better than the running/slamball circuit. I actually totalled 289 on this, but I kinda feel like I cheated. The girls in the 0645 class used 4 mats for box jumps and I only did 3. I still put in the work, don't get me wrong, but I felt after the fact that I should have done 4. You know how that always goes... :P The dealifts felt pretty solid, and I actually was able to crank out a decent number for each round. I was really working on keeping my butt high and back. Andrea mentioned the other day that she thought I was really quad dominant on some of my movements, so today was a good day to get that posterior chain to work. Abmat sits felt a little off, but I think it's just form. So, all in all, not a bad day's work.
Now, if you didn't read yesterday's post, you should... I don't very often get very uppity up about something I write, but I like the way that the post yesterday came out... so go read it! :P