Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuesday 120501 Run and Squat clean thrusters

You know those days when you come into the gym and everything is flowing!?  The 500m row feels really fast and easy, it is obvious that the mobility work is paying off, the body seems to be well coordinated and in sync.  Then there are those times where the body feels stiff and unable to loosen up.  Despite some work and attention, the squats seem achy and a bit off.  The warm up even might feel like a workout unto itself.  One way or another- at this point, there are some decisions to be made.  Do you push through it, struggle a little and try and find a groove?  Sometime breaking a sweat will help to grease the groove.  Or do you back off and simply make your way through the hour without crushing it- taking today as active rest knowing that tomorrow will be ready and waiting?  

More often than not, you might fall somewhere in between- feeling pretty decent with an energy level that is good enough...  These are issues to work through and to consider when addressing how you handle a WOD: whether or not you scale your weight and to what extent.  Whether or not to try out an Rx movement rather than modifying- OR the other way around... slipping on a jet pack for the hand stand push ups instead of just kicking up against the wall because the movement isn't "right" on that day.  On either end of the continuum, or on some point in between- be conscious of "where you are" before the clock starts, before the 1 rep max attempt.  There are times, places and circumstances- and you want to become better and better at reading those for yourself.
Feelin' the positive energy... from half court!
Reminder- No Wednesday night strength class this week

Tuesday's WOD: class times at 6 and 9am, 4 and 6pm.  Kids class at 3:15pm.
5 Rounds for time of:
200m run (dirt)
15-12-9-6-3 rep rounds of Squat Clean Thrusters 45/30kg
Post times and scaling to chalkboard.  Post how you "felt" and how you came to choose your scaling in your journal.

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