Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Surprise, surprise

Clean one rep every minute on the minute for 15 minutes.

Watch the video:  Tommy Hackenbruck 335/275lbs, Ben Crook 305/275lbs, Miranda Oldroyd 185/165lbs, Taz Venter 165/145lbs.
Hi/Low: 65/45#s
This WOD was tiring the only way a heavy day can be tiring. I went into the workout going off of memory of my clean baseline of 65#s; immediately I thought, "Today I'm going to set a new PR, and clean 70#s." I started at 45-easy; 50-easy; 55-easy; 60- was not easy but I was able to do it in one try. 65#s was challenging and took me 2 tries to make it look "clean;" in my head, I kept telling myself that I've done this before, so get it out of your head that you can't. I was excited to finally get to 70#s which I thought if I mastered would be my new clean PR. 3 attempts- Fail! I could not get myself under the bar fast enough. Drop back down to 65: 1st attempt ugly, 2nd attempt was perfection. Back up to 70#s: failure 3 more times. I knew it was all in my head. I knew my legs and midline are strong enough to support the weight, but I just couldn't "commit." I was psyched out.

I racked my bar and resigned to the fact that I didn't hit my goal (AGAIN- 2x in 8 days-WTF!- remember Filthy Fifty!). My disappointment in myself even surprised me. It's only recently that I've become pretty down on myself when I don't accomplish a goal I've set out. Before, I was just happy to show up to the box, or just finish the WOD. The old, low standards do not apply, because I've gotten better. Those around me have to remind me that. 
So this morning, I log into my blog and search the term "clean;" I wanted to confirm my old baseline. The search returns a handful of entries. I looked at everyone. The highest recorded clean I've done is 60#s. 
I DID SET A NEW PR OF 65#s. Woohoo! All that grief for nothing. I need to start being more positive about the work I do in the box. 
Tonight is potluck and movie night at PCF. Should be good. 
I didn't eat nearly enough food yesterday. 
Roasted chicken
That's it. I know :(

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