Tuesday, October 12, 2010


As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
400 Meter run
Max rep pull-ups

My total: 5 rounds, 48 pull ups

Ok. I just totally sucked this morning. I had absolutely zero energy when it came time for the workout. My running was horribly slow, and my highest round of pull ups was 11. That's truly pathetic.

I think part of the problem has to do with my nutrition. Yesterday I loaded up on protein and fat and had hardly any carbs. I notice when I don't have a lot of carbs, my energy level the next morning is awful. So, I need to add in some more carbs today. Good, primal, healthy carbs, of course.

Strength Component today was Snatch Balance. Not my fave, but I did okay.

rep scheme: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
my loads: 55-60-65-70-70-75-80


And in other news...I'm ordering these beauties today:

I figure, even if I'm truly delusional about my ability to improve, and the shoes don't help my lifting at all, at least they're cute, right?!?


  1. Those look like the running shoes I bought myself! Ask me how many times I've used them since then?

    Yeah, you guessed right. ZERO :( Horrible.

  2. Hi Annah, these are weightlifting shoes. Supposed to help my form. We shall see!

  3. Sorry I didn't email you back yet! Glad you decided on the Risto's -- I love mine! Using their online size chart, the size I ordered fits perfectly. Plus there was 0 breaking-in necessary -- I started lifting in them right away. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    And yes, they will totally help your lifts. The stiff heel, and the raised heel, plus the velcro strap supporting your foot, all help to stabilize you in the bottom of the clean and snatch. And stabilize any type of squat.

    Can't wait to hear how you do with them. :)