Friday, June 25, 2010

A toughie is still tough

Five rounds for time of:

40 Double-unders

30 Box jumps, 24 inch box

20 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood

My time: 45:44

We did this WOD on March 29th, and I wrote about my initial experience here. This time around, I did the double unders (which is is technically the first time I did NOT modify it with half singles or partial DUs.), but the rest is about the same: 18" box and 3/4 pood KB. Doing the DUs added just over 12 mins to my time. Zeb says that I am more fit than in March, even if it didn't show on my time scale.

After the first round, I was already at the point of despair. I was doing my best to keep my head in it. Thank god Zeb was there to give me positive reinforcement. By round 2 of box jumps, I told Zeb to pull the pukie bucket near. I'll admit that I had to dig deep to finish this one. Round 3 was really tough. I felt as if in a desperate state... I didn't believe I could finish. My dizziness was all I could feel. Zeb told me to relax, control my breathing, relax my face... I had to do this every time I took a break. 

Round 5 felt shitty, too, but I could see the light at the end of the tunnel and that kept me going. I was soooo tired that I couldn't get the rope under my feet twice. I would stop and feel my head reeling. By some miracle I got through the 40 DUs, in small sets of 2-3-1-2-4 if I was lucky. The box jumps I broke up in 10s. I finally feel good getting into a rhythm. The last set of KB swings were "easy"-- you know what I mean-- I had just done all that work and the last 20 weren't going to be my fall.

***Can I add that I can't wait until I have double unders mastered so that I can do them all linked and connected vs. a DU then a single? Then I can knock out 40 in like a minute and not have to extend my grief on WODs like this one.***

My recovery time today was about 25 minutes. This one was a doozy. I got up to fetch my water and I felt really heady and dizzy, so I opted to chill out on the floor- my favorite place. As my body wound down, I felt sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD. That euphoria, all the yummy chemicals pumping through my body and frontal lobe were IN EFFECT! I love that feeling. I was pushed really hard in this WOD and the result is that blissful state of calm. 

After my head got straight I went to visit Diso at the new box and things are coming along splendidly.  I'm starting to get really excited. 

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