Friday, August 1, 2008

Katie...meet Fran... Fran meet Katie... Now let's get it on!

It really was past due, this meeting between Fran and I. Really. I've missed Fran the last two times we've done her and I've been extremely upset. A sub 10 minute Fran has been on my goal list since February. So, Fran and I were destined to meet again. It just so happened that our next meeting was this morning in the Blue Room of Pain. (Blue Room of Death sounds better, but a little more morbid! :P)

So anyway, I had nervous dreams last night about hitting Fran, kinda like the time Geogia had nightmares about doing ring dips over a moat full of alligators before we hit Angie. I think honestly it was because I know what kind of wrath she brings, and I was really nervous about my time, and how I'd feel afterwards. Not to mention, I tore up my hands a bit yesterday so I was really worried about grip etc. Anyway, I woke up like 10 times last night worried about it, but finally at 4:50 I just got up and got ready to head to CrossFit.

I warmed up with a few sets of 55 and thought I was ready to go, but man, I'll tell you, that first set of 21 I did without putting the bar down and after that I just felt shitty. I broke the chins into as big of chunks as I could. One thing I did do the first two rounds on the thrusters that I liked, was that I sqaut cleaned the bar and went right into my first thruster. I thought that kept me from standing with the bar and wasting time to get that set started. By the time I hit 9's I was just wiped, and cleaning and going right into a squat didn't seem possible. I had to break the 15's and 9's down and I was bummed about that. The thrusters take me longer and if I'm going to improve from here on out, the thrusters need to be smoother and unbroken.

By the 9's I was seeing the light, but so gassed it was hard to push. Grip was fried and I was just wanting to die. I'm not so certain I actually jumped off the chin up bar, or fell off, but either way the ultimate result was that I landed in the fetal position on the floor, panting and wanting to DIE. I didn't meet Pukie, but for the first time, I felt seriously close. My forearms were so jacked that I couldn't move my fingers and it took me a solid 20 minutes to regain movement. It was like having Charlie Horses in both forearms. Quite possibly the worst after feeling I've ever had. I've done Fran before, but it was nothing like that. Straight up though, it felt way awesome. I went with the Rx'd women's weight of 65lbs and brought this one in.... in...... in........ 6:54!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sub SEVEN! Woot! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! Oh, what the hell...one more won't hurt, WOOT! Do you realize this was almost a 5 MINUTE PR from the last time I did Fran? Who does that? Oh, well, I guess I do really. :P

My diet has sucked for the last two days, and I should feel guilty, but I'm so happy about Fran that I can't! :) Yay! Yay for meeting such a long standing goal! :) Bobby once told me he'd respect my Fran time when it was done as rx'd with 95 lb thrusters... hmmmm... he'd better pack a lunch cause that bad boy isn't far off. You watch. You watch.

13 comments:

Stuart said...

6:54?!! Awesome. I'm envious. Very.

Katie said...

Thanks Stewart! :)

Adrienne said...

Awesome job Katie! I'm so proud of your progress.

Tanya said...

Congratulations! A PR is always exciting!

I would love to get to the DC area again at some point and come visit you, but I don't know when...I'm pretty busy up till school starts and I'm going to NYC in September to do some baseball (and a 5K)...maybe I can find a race in DC. When is the marine corps marathon? Maybe we can do the half...since I know you will love running your first race in Oct!

Darcy D2 said...

Wow that's an awesome PR jump, you and this Franz guy from my CF are making me seriously jealous with your 5 plus minute Fran improvements. Reminds me I got to hit the gym and work on those Front Squats and Thrusters tonight :)

Kurt T. Fuller said...

Congrats Katie. I've been anxiously awaiting your attempt. And you pulled it off! That's awesome.

KF

georgia said...

Nice work! I read once that Fran she feel so hard that you feel you are actually fighting for your life. Like, in a fire and fighting for your life...sounds like you pushed that hard.

Kim said...

Katie meet Fran... Katie kick Fran's ass!!! Great job. That is a ridiculous improvement!!! I guess the almost meeting pukie feeling paid off.

I've only met her once, and I'd love to have a second go!

~Kim B

Katie said...

Thank you so much guys! Friday's run in with Fran was truly monumental for me! It felt amazing. :)

Justa said...

Sub seven? Damn. That's gonna put a bruising on my male ego!

Great job, Katie!

Katie said...

Sorry for the damage Justa... :P

Splint Chesthair said...

Shoot, I go and break 3 and half minutes off my Fran and you go and knock 5 minutes and beat my time. Isn't your bed nice and comfy, why do you keep getting out of it so early, stay in there are warm and snugly. Crossfit can wait. ;)

Katie said...

LOL... oh Splint. You crack me up. Yes my bed is warm and snuggly, but I know that they would miss my sunny dispositio at CrossFit if I didn't go... :P

Hey, I don't care if I beat your time or not, that was an awesome drop you had last week! :)