last week + lesson learned

Last Monday, I re-did 15.4, so I skipped the regularly programmed WOD, which I hated to do. It was rope climbs and thrusters, which for some reason sounded fun to me, but I decided to be a little smart and skip it... 

Tuesday

Tuesday was back to normal, though, with deficit deadlifts. I stuck with the same numbers as last time {went off of 275# for all of them} and felt great. The KB WOD was a good little burner, too, so it was a good morning.  

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Wednesday

We woke up Wednedsay and saw that a fun partner WOD was programmed. 

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Mike waited for me to finish shadowing On-Ramp {I've been shadowing from 6-7am and some nights from 6-7pm}, and we partnered up. Our "communication" and "teamwork" were on point. The wall balls and cleans felt pretty easy, but once we got to the chest to bar pull ups, we switched off a lot.

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Thursday

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Thursday was Push Press 5x3 and it was kind of a rough morning for me. I have this pain/pull/strain/knot/something in my upper back that bothers me most in my front rack position and when pressing overhead, so it was definitely hurting for these push presses. It messed up my timing a bit and I push pressed the bar right into my chin on one set of 125#, but I recovered and did another set of 125# and two sets of 130#. Good enough for that day. 

The kettlebell WOD after that was no joke. The snatches were the best part, the last round of burpees, ugh. I got 200 total reps and felt great when it was over!

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On Thursday night, we went to watch the last announcement for the Open this year. I decided that I wouldn't do it on Friday, but probably on Monday {I am usually so exhausted by the time Friday comes and tend to not perform or feel my best}. So Friday, I just shadowed On-Ramp and did some mobility.

On Saturday, I was thinking so much about 15.5 that I decided to just go and get it done so I could relax for the rest of the weekend and get back to the regular programming on Monday. I was really nervous about this last workout, mostly because I knew I had to push really hard and it was going to feel awful no matter what. I decided that I wanted to finish in under 12 minutes. It was nice and quiet at the box when Mike and I went on Saturday afternoon. I warmed up for a while and did a few sets of rowing and thrusters to get my heart rate up. 

It sure did suck. The rowing was not bad because I really paced myself, and I broke up all the thrusters except for the last set and just tried to keep my "breaks" as short as possible. In between the 21's and 15's, I really almost threw up {hate working out later in the day because eating is so complicated!!} That was really what bothered me the most was how sick I felt. I finished in 10:57 Rx and was very happy to beat my goal by over a minute! And just like that, the Open is over. I am excited for everyone's scores to get verified and see where I ended up placing out of everyone in the world. I'll keep you posted ;)

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Yesterday, my legs killed and this morning my legs killed, but I figured that once I got moving, they would be ok. NOPE! I did this morning's regularly scheduled workout and struggled BIG TIME. Like, I could barely move my lower half. It was horrible and every second of it hurt and I quickly realized that I should really have taken today off. Lesson learned because I will probably just be doing mobility for the next couple of days now!

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These pretty pants covered up a whole lotta pain today....

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Have a good night!!