Thursday, July 3, 2008 by Daniel

Helen

Three rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
1.5 pood Kettlebell x 21 swings
12 Pull-ups

20:19 RX

This was very hard, and very disappointing. Even more frustrating to see that I did this a minute faster three months ago! (albeit then it was scaled to 40# and assisted pullups).

The runs were OK. The KB swings were pretty bad, but passable. The transition time to go inside to the rings for pullups was bad, but the REAL killer was the pullups. They SUCKED. Two sets of 6 in the first round, and 3 of 4 in the second two, with really substantial rests. I had really hoped to do better with these, but I think my pullups have actually backslid since they haven't really been featured in WODs lately, and I haven't been good about GTG'ing them the past couple weeks. I really have to get back on that wagon.

Skill level II is to do this under 11:30. Clearly I'm a long way from there. My splits were 4:23 | 6:32 | 9:37, so I clearly have to focus on stamina here - if I managed to keep the pace for my first round, I wouldn't be far off. That ain't happening until I can knock out the pullups consecutively each round, which probably means I need to be able to do at least 20 consecutive fresh. So that's my immediate goal.

1 comment:

Maximus Lewin said...

As you say, with real pull-ups and a heavier KB it is not apples to apples. As RX is always better, regardless of the time.

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