That is what I will call this workout. It was a big hammer to my brain and ego and body. I will explain below.
Here is the MASH in its glorious Rx form.
And here is what I did...my ugly scaled modified horrible version of this WOD. Another note...NO ONE did this WOD as Rx. 4 of us did it...and everyone scaled it a little bit. I just scaled it the most.
This is me:
4 Rounds for time
10 x Pull Up + 10 x Banded Ring Dips
Done - 20:33
Rest 10 min
3 Rounds for time
15 x Bar Facing Burpees
1 Round of "DT"
- 12 x Deadlift
- 9 x Hang Power Snatch
- 6 x Push Jerk
Done - 42:40 - ONLY COMPLETED 2 ROUNDS.
*I only completed 2 rounds. More on that later....
Rest 10 min
200 x Single Jump Ropes
75 x Wall Balls @ 16#
50 x Pull Ups - as Rx
25 x Back Squats @ 225# - as Rx
DONE - 72:19
Let me open my heart here...wow. Since starting the MASH with the group...maybe 4-5 months? I have always found a way to get through the workout. Either by scaling, modifying or lower the reps. I can find a strategy that works.
When I started the second workout it was already hard doing the burpees. I stepped over the bar, I did not do it properly, as Rx which is both feet start and both feet end on the jump. I stepped over..and felt drained. After doing 1 round,...after a whole year of being a part of this box and doing the mash I WANTED TO QUIT. Not just rest...but QUIT. I wanted to just stop everything and sit down. I forced myself to finish that 2nd round and STOPPED. I just could not finish.
It was such a mental block. My brain just wanted my body to quit. I have not felt that way in a long time.
I scrubbed together everything I could to just finish that 2nd round. It was a bad place for me.
After my 10 min rest I did the 3rd and final workout and it was not as bad. Worst part was the pull ups. Although I can kip and string together a few. When you are taxed and so drained and tired trying to get through was so hard. I had to break them down into 5s. I did sets of 5....it was so slow and bad. I pushed through...and weirdly the best workout was the Back Squat. I was able to get 10, then 9 and then 6. I was able to "catch up" while everyone was done...in the backsquat.
This was one of or thee toughest for me...mentally, physically, emotionally. I really had a gut check today. I need to be better mentally...and get over. I failed myself..and it felt weird.
I want to be better next time...