Don’t Stop

My legs feel a little tired this morning after walking roughly 6 miles on the golf course and running another 3.5. Out in the garage after 9:30am. Warmed up with a two minute row for 513 meters.

Year of the Engine – Rocket Race

15 Rounds

  • 30s Row
  • 1:00 Rest

I did 1:27.7 a couple weeks ago with a tight back for this same thing, so today the goal was 1:27.

2019-09-07-row

Holy shit did I underestimated this one or what? I didn’t remember it being so hard. I wasn’t even close to maintaining that previous pace. Was it because I hadn’t eaten anything yet? Tired legs? The two beers I drank last night? Some days you just don’t have “it” I guess.

When I went to take pictures of the splits I noticed two weeks ago was with 1:30 rests, not 1:00!!! Of course I wasn’t going to be able to keep that pace. I could really feel the loss of power in my first 4-5 strokes, which couldn’t recover with the shorter rest; it all makes sense now. I’m extremely proud of how I fought to keep getting those 165 meters when things fell apart. My mistake turned out to be a great mental and physical test.

Thinking back, I had noticed the guy on BTWB who always smokes me had averaged a 1:27.7 pace. After finding what I had thought was my same intervals I concluded that he maybe was worse than me at the short duration stuff. I should have known better! Based on his scores I would have set my goal at 1:30-1:31. It turns out I have done this one, back on June 8th, with an average pace of 1:31.7, getting 163-164 meters every round, which I beat on each interval today.

Year of the Engine – Speed/Threshold

15:00 Airdyne

Out in the garage again after the Michigan game. Tried to hold 80 RPM. Went 500 calories and 9.63 km.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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