Hope you had a great weekend and are back into the swing of things!
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But for now, my usual recap! We were back on Athletic Level testing last week so the WOD’s were structured around this. Let’s see how I got on…
Monday Morning (5th)
Air Squats = 65 (+2 from last AL), Burpees = 14 (Same)
Back Squats I took it easy and went for 37.5kg. I had a nasty accident the week before Christmas and it shook me up a bit with back squats so wanted to take it easy. The felt good.
Grace I did with 25kg and I shaved just over 30 seconds off my time, pleased with that!
Tuesday Morning (6th)
As mentioned on Fridays post, the inability to box jump is back…urgh… so this was a bust.
The deadlifts went well and I achieved a new 3RM of 65kg and hut the AL.
Helen… sorry Helen no one likes you. On the negative, Helen sucks (and it was raining!) On the positive, I shaved just under 30 seconds off my time – winning! (12kg KB and jumping pull ups)
Thursday Morning (8th)
The rows went well, I stuck to my technique all the way and although that made me slower that someone who just cranks the chain, I know it will benefit me in the long term. I made the level too – first row 2 mins 3 seconds, second row 2 minutes.
Box HS holds for me – first one at 56 seconds and the second at 1 minute 3 seconds. My legs were jelly after the row!
For Elizabeth I went with 20kg and did the ring dips with a green band – my first dips in a WOD! I love ring dips and was excited to WOD with them! Next time will use a blue band… dare I say the green one was too easy??!! Finished in 9 minutes 49 seconds.
Friday Morning (9th)
Oh boy, when David told me this was the WOD I was petrified! First off it was howling with wind and rain outside – the whole of Scotland was on weather watch! Secondly I have been fighting off a nasty chest/cough/infection thing for the past few weeks, did I want to risk it getting worse?
But I did the Jen thing – I had planned to do the WOD today, so I was going to do it, no matter what it was!
The run was windy, we were down by the River Clyde which was very choppy, it was dark and I was so nervous. But I just got on with it and ran. And it really wasn’t as bad as I thought. Ok I didn’t love it but I did it and did it in 17 minutes 35 seconds which I am so pleased about. And I made the athletic level too – woop woop!
We were all so tired for the thrusters but low and behold I got a new 3RM of 28.5kg – another win! (Didn’t hit the athletic level (30kg) but a personal achievement for me)
And there we have it! Another action packed week!
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