The Oracle of Apollo Snippets from the life of Apollo Lee

Oct 28, 2007 - 21:10


CrossFit Day 30

Today’s workout was quite a doozy. It involved two exercises that I either don’t have the skill to do (handstand pushups) or the equipment (ring dips). So, I had to completely swap out two of the movements for something I can do. Without further ado, here’s what I did this evening.

For time:

  1. 50 parallette doorstep dips
  2. 400 m run
  3. 50 pushups
  4. 400 m run
  5. 50 burpees
  6. 400 m run

If I was a bit stronger, I’d have gotten through this thing in half the time I did. The pushups took a long time. My plan on subdividing the 50 rep sets was to split them into seven descending sets (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 5). As I began to get tired on the pushups, the sets became threes. It’s really hard not to rest in the middle of sets of burpees, because you both start and stop in a standing position, making it easy to wander to the water bottle or put elbows to knees and pant. The 50 burpees ate nearly half the time for this workout.

Somehow, I kept all the running stints (about 415 m each) under 2 minutes. This is good. This was a great workout that reminded me that I have a couple of light years to go before I’m anywhere in the Awesome Star System.

Bring it on.

My results: 32:03, 10:38 zone (hard); HR: 152 avg, 199 max; 405 cal

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