Man oh man...
What a day...let's recap...
8AM Indo Row class - 45 minutes
head to HP Crossfit
400m partner run w 10# med ball
Skill = 70 Snatches w a partner
I was solo since it was uneven people so I only did 35 @65#
2:23 to complete 35 Power Snatches
Cash in - 400m run
40 x air squats
30 x sit ups
20 x push ups
10 x pull ups
Cash out - 400m run
*I only did 2 rounds as I just wanted to warm up for 14.5 attempt. I did my squats slowly and deliberately and even used a PVC in the front rack position. I also use the box for my pull ups to just warm up the shoulders, did not want to tax my overhead since I would need it for the workout after.
Did above in 18 min...again slow and taking my time.
I knew I was going to scale it to women's weight which was 65#. I also knew the bar facing burpees would kill me. Now the official workout is for time. Meaning the clock cannot save you. You just keep going until you are done.
I only got to 22 min and had to tap out. I got to my 15s and had to stop.
I know it is a mental block and maybe I lack "the heart" of an athlete. Well, not maybe I know I am no athlete. I just know that about myself and I am simply not wired like that. Some people have that never quit spirit and just go at it 100%. I envy them...I dont have that piece in my brain. I do the best I can...then push myself a little past and then I am done.
Even Coach Jason who judged me was pushing pushing telling me I was doing so well that I will surprise myself. Keep going keep going. Like other workouts, I just run out of gas at a certain point and can no longer go on. I have gotten a little better...I almost quit a lot sooner but I kept pushing and pushing until I at least finished my set of 18s.
That is all I had.
I am not sad...I am maybe a little disappointed...could I of finished in 45m? 1 hour? I am thinking at the rate I was going, I may need an hour to finish that workout. It was brutal...and I am going to be so sore...
Funny thing is I am still happy and positive. I still feel accomplished...even though I DNF (did not finish) I am happy I TRIED it...I may not have done well...but I tried. I am happy with that...