Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Imagine you are warm and cozy in a nice plush king size bed with the person you love most, on a chilly 42° fall morning, and you roll over to see this as the posted WOD:

For time:
1000 Meter row
5 rounds of:
25 Pull-ups
7 Push jerk (Men 135 lbs, Women 95 lbs)

Would you find difficulty in convincing yourself to get out of bed? Well I did. I calculated about how long this workout would take me. Probably 35 minutes, minimum. I'm being honest. So, I thought to myself, "'s cold out...I'm tired...I'll take the day off".

And then, like an alcoholic craving that next drink, I convinced myself I needed to get up and attempt the WOD, that I would regret the lost opportunity later in the day. "You can always scale", I told myself. And so, I made my way to CrossFit once again to get my daily dose of pushing myself to the limit.

This was one of the 2007 Games WOD's. Breck said it took him about 18 minutes at the games, but his strategy was all wrong and should have been much faster. I told him I planned to scale it and he actually set some "Masters" scaling plans out for us. Nice! Thanks, Breck!

So it became a 20 minute AMRAP

With 20 minutes on the clock:
Row 1000 m
as many reps/rounds as possible in the remainder of the 20 minutes of:

20 pull ups
7 Push Jerks - 135# male, 95# female (this scaling is for 45-49)

My reps/rounds: 3 rounds + 13 pull ups = 94 reps

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