Friday, November 4, 2011

Training: 11/4/2011

60min Max Distance Row
Distance: 14,050

Notes: I ate a pesto covered tilapia for breakfast and my stomach lining has been irritated and on fire since. I think I might have an allergy to raw garlic because this has happened before when I have meals that include it.

I was not looking forward to the row, but I knew that I needed to do it regardless of what my mind thought I could do. I know that I am not 100% right now. Hell, I am pretty far from it with the amount of training and lack of sleep that I have been getting. This is what I need to do. Beat myself, down, recover, repeat. Hopefully I will be a better Crossfitter on the other side.

I planned on keeping a 2:03 pace throughout, but at around 20min, my butt was on fire so I jumped off for a minute, took down some water and jumped back on. Unfortunately, about a minute later, my stomach was aching again. I mustered up another 15min, before I had to take another break, costing me another 1-2min of rowing. At 22min left I told myself I was getting off the rower and not getting back on, I had a good excuse, my stomach is on fire and I don't want to push it. I don't know what came over me but I decided right there that I was going to get back on the rower and turn it on. I picked up the rowing cadence from about 22 strokes/min to 30 strokes/min. I also wrapped my thumb around the handle, something I have never done before. Amazingly, I was able to average a 1:57 pace for the final 20min. This is something I can hang my hat on. I missed my last 60min row distance by around 300m, but since I was off the rower for about 3min I am not too concerned. Hopefully my gut heals soon.

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