Burpees (jump to 6" target)
Results: 125 reps
Notes: Got about 2-3 hours of light sleep last night. Didn't feel that peppy rolling out of bed, but I had an underlying surge of adrenaline in deep in my belly. I didn't know what the workout was until I checked it on my computer on Thursday morning. When I saw it was 7min burpees, my mind was just dull. I wasn't anticipating the pain like last year's first workout gave. Instead I just wanted to get this thing over with and continue my training. Had a small breakfast of meat and veggies and then headed over to the gym.
Here was my pre-testing warm-up:
- 5min Z1 Airdyne
- Ido Scap routine x 2
- Banded hip flossing x 1min/side
- easy calf stretching
- foam roll lower back
- 2x10sec Airdyne sprints @ 100%
My strategy going in was to go at 85-90% for 6minutes and then lay the hammer down at the 6min mark. I got no repped a couple of times, but it really didn't make all that much of a difference. Rate limiter was the quad fatigue. Even if you go unbroken in this workout, the cycling rate just has to be faster if you want to post a big number on this workout.
I was down after the workout for about 20 seconds, but then I was able to walk off and doing some easy jog intervals to help clear the fatigue from my legs. Overall I thought I gave a good effort and now I can get back to training for regionals until next Thursday.