Saturday, January 31, 2009 by Daniel

Final Firebreather for January: Heavy Helen

Somehow I missed the fact that there are five Saturdays in January, and got into a mini argument with Max and Andy at the party the other night because I was insisting an AMRAP workout would work for today's Firebreather (because I thought we were starting a new month). Oops.

Max went with a heavy Helen, which is a bit longer time domain than the other workouts (if someone nails this in under 10 minutes, I'll be seriously impressed):

3 Rounds for time:
  • 70 Squats
  • 21 KB Swing 2P/1.5P
  • 12 C2B Pull-Ups

18:24 RX

I think this may have been the hardest one yet...the 100 2p swings at the top of the month were pretty frickin' horrible. But, as advertised, it was about 50% harder than a regular Helen. The swings were particularly hard after the squats - I was only able to do them in sets of 7. My quads were on fire from the squats.

I came in second-to-last. This is frustrating to me. I am not a terribly competitive person, but it sucks to make all this progress and still be at the back of the pack because everyone ELSE is making progress, too. Particularly the young whippersnappers like Raph and Polly. It's only going to get worse as I get older, too, which is a cruel joke.


Evelyn said...

I'm right there with you but try to remember where you are as compared to where you were. Also, I seriously doubt your close to your potential on many while it may take us longer to get there (and longer to recover) than the whippersnappers, we've still got some juice left :)

Maximus Lewin said...

Actually your tes, etc will be stable until you are about my age. I have very little patience with a youngster like you complaining about getting old...

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