Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Games 2012...It is time.

To be honest, I never thought I would sign up for the Crossfit Games. Mainly this is because I know there are some huge holes in my game which I know without a doubt will be exposed, probably in the first workout. I have never done a legit muscle up, for example. So why bother, you may ask, right? Part of the reason is that we will be doing the workouts at Crossfit Central anyway. The other  reason is simply to know where I stand at the end of the open. The workouts will be brutally hard and will expose every weakness we as competitors in the games have. Keeping it real, I don't expect that I will end up on TV this summer, but by the time I turn 45.... enough we go!

Crossfit Central WOD
Games 12.1
7 Min AMRAP of Burpees
Score: 64

My strategy bit me a little. I was going too slow trying to keep a pace and ran out of time with gas in the tank. To be fair it wasn't a lot of gas, but I had a good 10-15 more in me. Sucks.

Krav Level 1 & Level 2 classes

Crossfit Central WOD, retest benchmark from 6 weeks ago

500m Row, 25 Ring Rows, 5 Deadlifts 315#
400m Row, 20 Ring Rows, 4 Deadlifts 315#
300m Row, 15 Ring Rows, 3 Deadlifts 315#
200m Row, 10 Ring Rows, 2 Deadlifts 315#
100m Row, 5 Ring Rows, 1 Deadlifts 315#
17:20RX - and CC Podium!!  Did not finish last time.

Krav Level 1 & Level 2 classes

Hike w/dogs for just over an hour, then fun yard work

Brodie Park Crossfit Free Saturday WOD 
Teams of two:
100 pullups
100 jumping squats
100 pushups
100 ball slams
100 lunges
100 jumping jacks
100 kb swing (Russian 24kg)
100 situps
100 push press 45#
100 dead lift 45#
18:40 (me RX, partner jumping pullups & women's bar for DL & PP)

Active rest day - Restorative Yoga & walked the dogs

Crossfit Central WOD

3 rounds for time  - 55# DB
5 Pull Ups
5 DB TGU (L)
5 DB Power Snatch (R)
5 DB TGU (R)
5 DB Power Snatch (L)
2 rounds RX, DNF

Krav Level 1 & Level 2 classes


Crossfit Central WOD
3 rounds for time:
800m Run
15 Clean & Jerk
1 + 4 CJ Rx

Krav Level 1 & Level 2 classes

Monday, February 13, 2012

Is it June yet?

I am so ready to go on vacation! I'm ready for sun, sand, scuba diving in clear and warm water, and no conference calls! While vacation is 4 months away, that time will probably go by pretty fast!

I sometimes get the feeling that I am running myself a bit ragged, which is why the time is going by so fast! This is a good thing, really, because I feel fortunate that I am able to go to Crossfit, Krav Maga, and all the other stuff I do every week! I last went to a globo gym a few months back and I felt really out of sorts. With its forest of machines and walls of mirrors mixed with people reading books and magazines while pedaling or walking on the treadmills, I just felt lost. What could I really do there? I don't do curls or leg extensions. This isn't meant to be judgmental against this gym or the people there, but sometimes when it's raining on a Saturday this is where I end up. Lost in a sea of machines. At least they have a couple Concept2 rowers that usually work.

Speaking of those check this link out: Fix your rowing

Went hiking, worked in the yard some more..not a hard day, but it was pretty busy and kinda cold out.

Went diving at Lake Travis for a few hours. It was freakin' cold in the morning!

Active Rest Friday - some light yoga & walked with the dogs

Crossfit Central WOD

A) 5x5 Floor Press

B) 3 rounds for time:
Ab Mat Sit Ups 50, 50, 50
Wall Walks 5, 4, 3
Double Unders 50, 50, 50

Krav Level 1 & Level 2 classes

Crossfit Central WOD

New Benchmark – Retest in 6 weeks
3 rounds for time:
500m Row
12 Thrusters 135#
21 Pull Ups
DNF RX, 2+11 Thrusters in 20min cutoff

Krav Level 1 & Level 2 classes

Wasn't feeling well. Didn't do much besides lay up and sleep...not fun.

Went hiking, worked in the yard...not a hard day, but it was pretty busy

Active Rest Friday - some light yoga & walked with the dogs

Friday, February 3, 2012

Where is winter?

I can only recall one day where it was below 32, but maybe I don't remember them all. Anyway, the other day it was 83 degrees. In January! Unreal. A couple years ago we did a WOD at Crossfit Central for the I Am Crossfit challenge in a crazy 17 degrees.

Thankfully we're getting some rain. The weeds in my yard are thriving. I have a fun weekend of working on my yard ahead. I am super pumped about that...yeah, sure :)

Crossfit Central WOD
5x3 backsquat - 225
3 rounds
10 hang power clean 155
7:57 - head on abmat is only not RX

Krav 1 and 2 classes
CC Benchmark: CC Flyers
2+ 2oh, need to work OHS for sure. Ridiculous

Krav 1 and 2 classes

Hiked BC Green Belt, 144min

Brodie Park Crossfit Free Saturday WOD
Run 200
50 Ring Dips
Run 200
50 OHS (PVC)
Run 200
50 Lunges
Run 200
50 Pushup (games)
20 Burpees
13:28 RX

Active rest day, did restorative yoga and took dogs for a walk