Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Rebecca

6/12/08 - WOD

Not one of my best workout days.

I think I let my calorie consumption slip, and I'm reaping the rewards in the form of a lack of energy and a high level of frustration at how weak I am in basically every area - determined to be otherwise or not. I am so tired of being the last and the weakest!

Today's warm up:

10 rock-and-rolls
5 sun salutations
run 1 mile

I didn't have a stop watch and Max wasn't timing us, but it took me long enough to run the mile, that by the time i was finished Max had finished explaining the day's workout to everyone else.

Today's WOD:

DL 3-3-3-3-3

There were about 15 of us, but only 3 oly bars to go around, so we broke up into 3 groups of 5 and just rotated through our reps. I was in the group with pretty much all the other girls.

As the last part of the warmup we each DL just the 45# oly bar 10 times, and then our group raised the weight on the bar to 95# and were instructed to lift it 5 times each to see if that was approximately our working weight, even though they expected to end up somewhere around 125-135#.

I completed two reps and Max told me that was probably the limit of my working weight, and escorted me over to a rack of pre-weighted bars ranging from 20-110#. It's not that Max was wrong - at all. I certainly wasn't going to be able to keep up as they added weight to the bar. But it was a little humiliating being relegated to the baby weights. Especially when 2 punk kids who are clearly ill informed on Gym etiquette basically just took over my workout space.

I felt a little better when another girl, Rachel, came over and joined me - she could lift more than me, but she couldn't keep up with the added weight either.

So - my total reps were something like this:

5-3-3-3-3-3 @ 70-80-90-90-100-90

The first set of 5 was due to me missing the workout explanation and being confused about how many reps I was supposed to be doing. I might have done another set of 90 somewhere in the middle ... i sort of lost track. I need to start bringing a notebook with me so i can keep track of what it is I actually do.

The silver lining of the day is that for the last ... 300m or so of the mile run I tried POSE running as illustrated by the perky stick figures here:, and as soon as I started trying it, I had a much easier time breathing. I'll definitely be trying it more in the future and see how that works for me.

So - off to drink a glass of milk before bed. I am sure things will look better in the morning.

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