Time for Golf

I was in bed by 10 and got a great night of sleep. My legs feel tired today. Out in the garage by 11am.

Year of the Engine – Interval

15 Rounds

  • 30s Row
  • 1:30 Rest

Came up with a goal of 1:28/500m. As the rounds went on I could really feel the tightness in my low back from the heavy swings yesterday. This is noteable because with such short intervals, it’s very important to get out hot with a good start in those first 4-5 pulls or else you’re fighting to get to your average pace and the back is really important in that very first pull. I got 171-172 meters every round.


Will be playing 9 holes tonight and then heading across the state in the morning for a weekend golf trip. I’ll try to bench press and maybe hit the final polarized workout on Sunday night.

Triple EMOM

I’m sore in my chest and lats from the 100 toes to bars on Tuesday. Went for a run at 11am.

Year of the Engine – Endurance

45:00 Run

I went 4.04 miles and was in zone 2 nearly the entire time other than the start. I should probably pick up the pace and try to get at least half of the time in zone 3.


Went to the 4pm class.


  • 300m Row
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 Strict Pull-ups
    • 15 HR Push-ups
    • 20 Air Squats
  • Power Cleans
    • 4×45#
    • 3×95
    • 3×135

My legs felt tired from the run when I was doing those air squats.


  • 10:00 EMOM (alt)
    • 15 cal Row
    • 3 Power Cleans (increasing weight)
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 10:00 EMOM (alt)
    • 15 cal Assault Bike
    • 3 Bench Press (increasing weight)
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 10:00 EMOM (alt)
    • 60 Double Unders
    • Max Russian KB Swings (32kg)

It worked out perfectly for me to use the same loading for both the power cleans and the bench presses. I did 165-185-205-215-225#. I missed once during every set of double unders between 12 and 20 reps, then finished the rest unbroken. Weird. My arms were so sweaty, making it hard to hold on to that heavier kettlebell. I did 27-20-20-20-28 reps.

The first two EMOMs weren’t that bad because you got significant rest. The third was a doozy though.

A Late One

I walked 18 holes today and since I have a golf trip this weekend I was out in the garage at 8:30pm.

Year of the Engine – Polarized

42:00 Airdyne

** Endurance with 7s sprint @ 7, 14, 21, 28, 35

I got 1,164 calories and 24.59 km, which is 91 calories and 0.9 km more than I did on Saturday.

Successfully in zones 2-3.

Max Minutes

Yesterday I walked 18 holes on the golf course. Out in the garage at noon today.

Year of the Engine – Interval

12 Rounds

  • 1:30 Row
  • 1:00 Rest

My goal going in was 1:45.5/500m based primarily on the other day with 10x 1:30/1:30. I beat the goal by a bit, getting 427-428 meters ever round and felt good about it. Looking at results on BTWB though, I was much further behind a couple of guys than I usually am.


Went to the 4pm class.


2 Rounds

  • 10 PVC Pass Throughs
  • 10 PVC Good Mornings
  • 10 Power Skips

Gymnastics & Weightlifting

E2M – 10 Rounds

  • 10 Toes-To-Bar
  • 1 Hang Power Snatch
  • 1 Power Snatch

I had on my grips but didn’t use the finger holes. No issue getting every set of T2B unbroken. I went 95-105-115-125-135-145-155 touch-n-go. Then I dropped 165-170-175 in between reps. I had hoped to go 175-185 at the end, but after 165 I knew I didn’t have it in me. No misses though.


4 Rounds

  • 1:00 Max Russian KB Swings (53#)
  • 1:00 Max Burpee Box Jumps (24″)
  • 1:00 Rest

It was American swings, but I’m retired from those. I put on knee sleeves to help protect my knees on the burpees. I did 35-35-36-37 swings and 11-12-12-13 burpee box jumps. Always feels good to increase reps through a workout like this.

Another golf day tomorrow!

Get One More

Played 18 holes in a cart this morning so I didn’t make it to open gym. Out in the garage at 6:30pm.

No B.S. Bench Press

  • 8×45#
  • 8×95
  • 4×135
  • 4×175
  • 4×205
  • 4×220
  • 6x4x235

Every working set but the first was a struggle and several times I considered decreasing the weight. Survived!

Year of the Engine – Interval

10 Rounds

  • 1:30 Row
  • 1:30 Rest

My goal was a 1:43/500m pace. The first one felt good, so I made a game of trying to get one extra meter each round. Almost!


My WHOOP recovery score was 8% this morning. Not surprising with the drinks and late night. I took an hour nap after noon. Jumped on the bike around 4pm.

Year of the Engine – Polarized

42:00 Airdyne

** Endurance with 7s sprint @ 7, 14, 21, 28, 35

Got 1,073 calories and 23.69 km. Good workout for a hangover and enough for the day. Mowed the lawn after.

Seeing Progress

I got that right knee burpee bruise since I didn’t wear knee sleeves yesterday…


I have the day off work and am heading out to a concert tonight to see Hootie and the Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies. Bring back the 90s!

Out in the garage by 10am.

Year of the Engine – Interval

6 Rounds

  • 3:00 Row
  • 1:00 Rest

Did this exact same thing in the first week of the polarization phase, getting 835-836 meters each round, with a pace of 1:47.7/500m. My notes say it might have been my hardest effort I had put in for rowing intervals, so I’m not sure how much better I could get 2.5 months later. I set my goal at a 1:47 pace. It wasn’t easy. I was able to keep pace through the first five and then I was way behind during that final interval, having to really push over the last 90 seconds. I got 841-841-841-840-841-840 meters for a 33 meter PR over May 31st.



I sat around resting through the afternoon and then laced up my shoes around 2pm.

Year of the Engine – Endurance

42:00 Run

I set the heart rate zone alerts on my Garmin and they never went off until the last few minutes when my HR got slightly high. Mission accomplished! Distance was 3.83 miles and it was a comfortable run in the middle of the day out in the sun.