The Oracle of Apollo Snippets from the life of Apollo Lee

Feb 02, 2009 - 22:02


CrossFit Day 200

Today, I reached another milestone—my 200th CrossFit workout of the day. Sadly, Day 100 was a little more than 11 months ago. Blowing off your workouts isn’t good. But, that’s in the past.

Let’s see what we’re up to today:

For time:

  • 120 pullups
  • 120 dips

In August, I did this one for the first time. Before that, when this was assigned, I’d reduce the number of pullups, or do jumping pullups, or something that made the 120 more bearable. In fact, my first complete workout with 100 pullups didn’t happen until July. My August time for today’s work was 29:17.08.

Today, I went out to the park, warmed up, grabbed that pullup bar and just aimed at half an hour. I knocked out the first three sets of 10 uninterrupted. After that, I’d do 8 and 2 or 7 and 3. After each 10, I’d smack the lap button on the stopwatch. The 100 pullup mark came at 11:35.12 (vs 16:55.16 in August). 13:45.73 for the 120 pullups. I ran over to the bench nearby and started knocking out the bench dips.

I guess a strict month pays off. My time didn’t end up being half an hour. I came in dramatically faster than last time. Here’s a personal best by more than 10 minutes.

120 pullups + 120 dips => 19:13.38 (personal best by 10:03.70).

I guess if you’re going to hit a mile mark, you might as well knock it down. Onward!


Posted by
Eric P
Mar 08, 2009 - 20:03

Awesome, Apollo. Reading your WOD posts inspire my to get off my ass and, regardless of the circumstances, and do work!

Posted by
Apollo Lee
Mar 08, 2009 - 22:03

Thanks, brother. I really decided this year to work the WODs hard. I guess I should prioritize all the other stuff I’m trying to do, but I’m no spring chicken. If I want to perform like I’m 21 years old, I’d keep working the CrossFit, so I look like I’m 21 years old.

Nothing is more beautiful than when someone says “no way” when they find out your real age.

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