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Sep 19, 2007 - 21:09


CrossFit Day 2

This morning’s weigh in has me at 180.5 pounds (81.87 kg), so I’m not losing weight as quickly as I was. This means I simply have to work harder. Let’s keep on the CrossFit for a while and see where it gets me.

Today’s workout is named in honor of a Navy lieutenant who died in Afghanistan in 2005. As per yesterday, I’m doing reps and weights at 45% (until a subsequent APFT test I’m putting on my calendar for September 29). Here’s the official “Michael” with my substitutions in parentheses.

Three rounds for time of:

  1. Run 800 meters
  2. 50 back extensions (23 standing weighted back extensions – 15# dumbbell)
  3. 50 situps (23 situps)

I think I did fairly well, considering my newness at this. I was frankly surprised that my average 800 meter times were 4:20, 4:30, and 4:40, which isn’t much, but it’s as fast as I have gone at the track (2:20 laps lately have been the minimum standard) and I managed to catch cross traffic every single time I reached the only place I have to cross a road. Situps are much more difficult when you count them aloud one by one. Not focusing on the ground and then the ladder nearby during the back extensions prevented me from losing my balance.

23:23 (24:00 including rest to 147 bpm); 4:56 Zone (147 – 164 bpm); HR: 172 avg, 187 max; 402 cal (20% fat)


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CrossFit Day 28 at The Oracle of Apollo
Oct 28, 2007 - 21:10

[…] Today’s workout is one I’ve done before. We’re spending half an hour with Michael this evening. This time, we’re doing the whole shebang. […]

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