There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
12.30pm wod @ CrossFit Nordic
C. ”Gaucoin” from OPT, 6 rounds for total rest, start every 3rd minute @ 70kg:
rx’d is starting every 2:30 min.
- 2 Power Cleans
- 2 Push Jerks
- 2 Squat Cleans
- 350 m Row
(My rows: 350m, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100).
Time per round: 1’45 min, 1’46, 1’44, 1’40, 1’25, 1’12
So, according to Buddha, I think I made the mistake of not going all the way today. But, as said before these to weeks after SM are meant to be done by heart and just having fun. Fun today meant meeting up with Marcus, one of the top athletes from the competition, and to act dragging help to him. He is doing the programming for a group that doesn’t have rowers so 400m runs was there sub, and naturally we added time per interval. Plan was to do the rows for full distance (350m), but after smoking my self on the first round at around 1’35/500m, I decided to take a step down and just get through it. Nothing wrong with scaling at this stage but I do think that I should have kept all the rows to maybe 200-250m instead. Funny how easy the first rounds OLY was compared to the rest, wonder why…
Marcus is a beast and actually got faster from the second round to the last, which was his fastest at 1’40 I think. With full rows obviusly, impressive as always!
He made a point to me earlier that I could use this wod as a ”benchmark” to see my progress and I like the idea. So, in the end of next week I’m gonna try this rx’d and from then on I think I’ll do it every 4th week. Even though one probably will get better by just repeating the same excercises, I think that this is a good test to see how my work capacity is developing. And since that is my biggest goal from now on, ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner…
Thinking about doing a double tomorrow, depending on what the class programming brings. I still haven’t done a group session at this gym, and that is something everybody should, so bring it on!