Just Keep Swimming (in Dori’s Voice)

Circa 2005
The leaves just keep turning here and while
I didn’t run (mostly because it was back to back days), @SavannahJessie still
helped me get some work done this morning. While she went down to the condo
gym, I did something I haven’t done in waaayyy too long, I hit the pool. Now
the pool isn’t Olympic sized and I am slightly above a dog paddle, but work is
work.  Today I even went as far as
working with strokes that isolated the shoulders to work on strength and
flexibility. 20 lengths (about 300m) and then 10 widths (about 80m) of High
Knees in chest deep water.
4 minute AMRAP
5 Ground to Overhead (15lb Plate)
5 Burpee to Plate
5 Lunges
5 Beat Swings
Lunges were still a major issue, but I got
through them. The absence of a bar probably helped in that respect. Burpees
were Burpees, I just had to be mindful of not putting any pressure directly on
the right knee. The warm-up definitely got us warm. From there it was straight
to our Pull-up work for 12 minutes. Slowly improving, but still struggling. We
then headed to the rack for a complex involving Push Press, Push Jerk and Split
Jerk. Tavia was working with my Push Press form because it looks like I’m
dipping a second time (ugh). It was a 10m30s session lifting every 90 seconds
with decreasing reps and increasing weights. I finished with a weight of 130lbs
for the complex.
Tabata Not
3 Rounds
Clean & Jerk (@135lbs)
Burpees over Bar
Wallballs (@20lbs)
Rnd 1: 50s Work, 10s Rest
Rnd 2: 45s Work, 15s Rest
Rnd 3: 40s Work, 20s Rest
Tavia said she wanted us doing work in the ‘Suck’
Zone, mission accomplished. The benefit of a TABATA is there isn’t time to
worry about how much time is left, it’s go-go-go and then rest. The WOD was
pretty straight forward, but the T2B were still not what they are supposed to
be or what I want them to be. I just cannot get my shoulders to open enough to
generate the power to get my toes to the bar. BAH! Anywho, I managed to get 105
Total Reps in 12 minutes of work so I’m pretty happy with that result.
50 GHD Sit-ups
50 GHD Back Extensions
Somehow in the work between getting on the
GHD and getting some homework done, I missed the Heavy Russians. Not really
sure how, but that’s how it goes some days. I will make them up this week.
Shoulder Mobility (Band)
Shoulder Mobility (Rings)
5 Pull-ups
Ankle Mobility (Plate)
Glute Stretch
Deep Rig Squats
I’m working towards getting into a steady
running rhythm with the limitations that I am currently dealing with. In order
to meet my goal of a 2h25m Half, I need to go all out over the next few weeks.
Let’s see if all the parts stay attached.


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