So, when I checked the WOD this morning, my face looked like the 3rd picture.
When I got to the WOD and realized I had mis-read/interpreted the WOD, my face looked like the 4th picture.
So, here’s the WOD:
2 Rounds, 4 Stations:
50 foot Farmer’s Carry (205/145) - scaled to 115. (Coach told me I could do more but I had tried it previously and could barely lift it)
15 Axle Ground to Overheads (135/95) - Round 1 - 75# Round 2 - 45# (too lite)
50 foot Prowler Push (115)
15 Atlas Stone Squats (110/80) - 55# sand bag
Start with a 400m run. Pick any order of stations/do what’s available. Do a 400m run between each station. Finish with a 400m run
For some reason, I thought it was more like, run, do a full round, run, full round, run and done. That was not what happened. It was more run, movement, run, movement, run, movement, etc. For a total run of 2.25 miles. Say whaaat???
My time was 49:16
Sometimes you’d have to wait for something, mine ended up being waiting for the farmer’s carry. It was the run that takes the most time.
Not going to lie - was totally going to scale the run to 250m runs instead of 400m run between the movements. When I got to the crosswalk and my CF buddy didn’t turn off for the 250 run but kept going towards the bus loop, I thought I’d still scale. But then my pride got the best of me. And I figured if I’m last, that’s fine. Just do the darn thing.
But guess what? I totally thought I was last, but when I turned the bus loop to finish the last half of the run, I saw a guy behind me. WHAT?? So, I told myself to run but I was tired and my legs had taken a beating so I stopped and walked a bit. I went back and forth between “it’s okay to be last” and “RUN! RUN, DAMMIT! YOU CAN BEAT HIM!!”
Ultimately I ended up giving it everything I had and you know what? I wasn’t last. And he wasn’t even on my tail. I will count that as a win.
Yeah, this was hard. But not as hard as I was thinking…it was definitely more mental. Glad I went…I just have to remember that tomorrow….because I am going to be SORE!
Oh and as for the axle to ground. Knocked myself in the chin because I don’t get my face out of the way, with the 75#. That hurt. And that is also why I stepped it down (immediately) to the 45#. On the up side my leg bruise will have a friend now…