Thursday, August 25, 2011

No scaling today!

3 Rounds for time of:

400 Meter run (2 laps around retention pond)
15 Dumbbell ground to overhead (Men 45 lb dumbbells, Women 30 lb dumbbells)
15 Burpees (jump onto bumper plate)

My time: 24:32, Rx!

When we started out this morning choosing our dumbbells for the WOD, I picked up the 30's and did the 5 reps to test them out. All I could think was, "These are sooo heavy!! (<----in my best whiner-crybaby voice). So I put them away and got 25's. I'm scaling. Well, about half way through the strength workout (which we do before the WOD), I started feeling like a slacker about my plan to scale. What was I thinking? Why would I scale? I can do 30 lb dumbbells! I love dumbbell workouts!! And just like that, I talked myself back into doing the prescribed weight.

Sometimes the mental gymnastics I do are more taxing than the actual workouts. It's tough to be me some days. ;)

I ended up actually loving the workout, and managed to finish under the 25 minute mark.

Wendler Bench Press
warm ups: 5 ea @ 40, 50, 60
work sets: 5 ea @ 65, 75, 80 (should have been 85)

1 comment:

  1. You are soooo right about the mental gymnastics -- such a great description for all those arguments with ourselves in our heads. :)

    I'm going to do my best to not look at the website before going to CrossFit for the next 3 months. I'm hoping that will prevent me from getting myself into doing too many gymnastics ahead of time, though I'll probably still do them in class. :)