Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I still hate rowing...
CFOT is boasting a rather large, and not to mention, very diverse family these days. We have everyone from lawyers, to teachers, to folks on the hill, to rowing coaches... wait did I just say rowing coaches? Yes, yes I did. We are actually fortunate enough at CFOT to have our very own rowing coach on board. Today, Jerry had her come in to talk some sense into us about our rowing form. Now, she did a great job, terrific. (Ellen, three cheers!) However, despite her great tips, I still hate rowing. I can't explain why, I just can't seem to like it. The rower never feels good. You know what I mean? Somedays you're running or lifting and you're like, man I feel ON today. No, not rowing. I NEVER feel like that on a rower. Therefore THE ROW MUST DIE! NO, no, for serial. It really needs to go away.
Ellen had some great tips for body positioning and stroking, but I just couldn't seem to get my timing down. Now reading that last sentence, I realize that it is LACED with innuendo... alright... go for it.... anyway, after Ellen's tutorial, Jerry laid out a circuit for us. It's similar to things we've done before.
Rest 2 minutes repeat
500 M row
40 air squats
20 kb swings (35)
Sooooo we were supposed to do 2 rounds. Yeah... about that... I smoked something this morning that made me all sorts of stupid... yeah, that's why I did 4. Ok, Ok, I didn't REALLY smoke anything, but I felt stupid after the 4th round. On Facebook I have a piece of flair (I heart flair!) that says, "My trainer is awesome and I can't feel my arms right now." Often very true. But what about when you can't feel your arms or legs cause they've both gone to Jello? What then? What does THAT mean? Oh yes, it means that you had a moment like me where you miraculously went and turned plain old dumb. My times broke down like this 5:32/6:30/6:29/6:27. Not too shabby, but the speed demons had this in under 5:00. *sigh* I want to be strong AND fast... :( Oh...