Friday, March 13, 2009 by Daniel

Three small workouts

Got to the climbing gym a bit early today, so figured I'd hit some HIIT while waiting for Tor to get there. I hadn't done Sprint-8 on the rower in a while, and that seemed more appealing than 50 burpees.

Sprint-8 on rower: 3,375m
Climbing: 10a/b(o), 10c(f+), 10b(o), 10b(o), 10b(o)

Well, the good news is that I went about 200m further than I ever have on a Sprint-8 before - the sprints were consistently between 1:34 and 1:37 pace, the rests were usually around 2:30.

From the first 10c, it was clear my grip was totally shot. I don't THINK that's the rower's fault - I've rowed before climbing before and never noticed a problem. I more inclined to suspect last night's false-grip static hangs. Rather than spend all my time falling off the wall, I worked 10b's and just focused on getting to the top before my grip failed.

Max programmed a light WOD for today, since he and a bunch of other folks are going to the "Royal Rumble" affiliate throwdown at CF Diablo tomorrow, and he wants everyone to be rested (I'll be leading the regular classes at Ironworks). He also literally had Milk and Cookies for everyone.

"Milk & Cookies"
  • Run 400 Meters
  • 25 Squats
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 25 Burpees
  • 25 Squats
  • Run 400 Meters

8:06 RX

I was keeping pace with Alex fairly well until the Burpees, when he smoked me. I was having a hard time with them on this one. I suspect my general conditioning is going south with this emphasis on strength-building. Oh well. Provided the strength stuff WORKS, then that's fine - I can always get the conditioning back later.


Evelyn said...

I think your assessment is spot on. Sorry to hear about the climbing. Are you top roping or leading these days?

Kate said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for stopping by my blog!:) I appreciate the sentiments and agree with you. I'm loving your blog! I'll be stopping here frequently. I've always admired climbers... not sure whether it is something I have in my future or not though, since I'm a bit afraid of heights. :)

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