WOD 29Dec2011

Posted: 29 Dec 11 in CrossFit
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As soon as I saw this workout, I was dreading it anyway.  Going from doing nothing to this was going to be rough, especially feeling as bad as I was the past few days (I am feeling much better now).

Here’s the rundown of today’s WOD as posted at CrossFit.com:

Hidalgo – run 2 miles, rest 2 minutes, 20 135 lb. Squat Cleans, 20 24″ Box Jumps, 20 Walking Lunges (45 lb. weight overhead), 20 24″ Box Jumps, 20 135 lb. Squat Cleans, rest 2 minutes, and run 2 miles.

Here’s the kicker for me today.  I don’t know what was going on, but the gym I normally go to was extremely crowded today.  I don’t know if there is a PT test for a unit coming up, if the other gyms on post were closed, or if a bunch of people were jump started a New Year’s Resolution they aren’t going to keep (if that’s the case, I hope they do, but I’m a realist, sometimes).  I couldn’t find a bar for my Squat Cleans, and they don’t have boxes anyway, so I substituted as best as possible.

This is my breakdown of how I did.  Keep in mind this is only my second WOD ever, so I’m hoping this isn’t too terrible.

I ran my two miles in 17:10, maintaining a 7.0 mph pace.  I did a close match to a Squat Clean with a 30 lb. Kettlebell (I knew I wouldn’t be able to do 135 lb.. anyway), 20 reps.  Followed with 20 jumps onto a bench (probably somewhere between 18″ and 24″), 20 walking lunges with a 25 lb. plate held overhead, returned to the jumps, and then to my Squat Clean Kettlebell sub.  This is where I stopped.  I thought this was more of a full-body workout, which it probably is, but my legs were done after my last 20.  All the treadmills were full, and I stopped here.  At this point my overall time was floating around 36:20.  Not great by any means, but I’m hoping to get better.  I just have to stick with it!

Anyway, if anyone checks this out and has any pointers, or wants to share, let me know!


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