Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Broken Workouts: Crossfit Calling

I love Crossfit more than the next person. So, when I finally decided my foot could handle the minor limping around the gym (yesterday morning), I packed my bags and skateboard and hoped for the best.

One of the best things about my gym is how awesome my coaches are. Chris did not seem surprised to see me in the least. While we got to work taking off the stops on my skateboard, Chris preempted my question and said he'd have some options for me for the workout.

Today's [unbroken] WOD:
Met-Con
3 Rounds through of

AMRAP in 3 Minutes
5 Pull-Ups
5 Box Jump Overs

Rest 3 Minutes

AMRAP in 3 Minutes
5 DB Hang Squat Cleans
25 Double Unders

Rest 3 Minutes

My workout looked a little different:

Met-Con
3 Rounds through of

AMRAP in 3 Minutes
5 Ring Rows
5 Box Arounds

Rest 3 Minutes

AMRAP in 3 Minutes
5 DB Hang Power Cleans
Row for 5 cals

Rest 3 Minutes

The result was a workout that was just as difficult as one with two legs. Those box spin arounds are no joke. They're apparently used for VERY pregnant women, but let me tell you, I cannot imagine doing it any months pregnant. My back and arms were aching shortly after the second round.

You can see the highlights of my first Crossfit Broken Workout below.

Broken Workout 1 from Mia Rommel on Vimeo.

Still on the high of being back in the gym, I headed over to Wilson and ran into Victoria, who let me know that - aside from that it's a bye-week - Tuesday/Thursday nights are horrible for using the pool since the damn aquarobics people are back, yet again, taking the leisure side of the pool. That said, I lucked out with the bye-week and completed a 45 minute pool run following the structure below:

10 Minute Warm Up
1 Length "on"
1 Length "recovery"
2 Lengths on
1 Length recovery
3 Lengths on
1 Length recovery
4 Lengths on
1 Length recovery

And back down to 1/1.

I did a couple of ineffective 1-leg kicking drills to try and even out all the work I've been putting my right leg through, but I gave up that effort after about 5 minutes since my foot was cramping. I guess 1 leg drills on the bike are where I'm going to end up.

Regardless, the not-very-cold pool water (it was seriously warm yesterday) was still good on my foot and I'm cautiously optimistic that I can keep up a normal training load.

I'm 1 week, 3 days in.
4 weeks, 4 days to go.

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