Sunday, September 2, 2012
HRV: 105.8 (Green +1)
3 Rounds @ 85%:
12 OHS (95)
3 Rounds @ 85%:
75 Double Unders
20 Knees to Elbow
4mile Airdyne @ 85%
Row 30sec @ 90%/30sec @ 50% x 10
Avg. Pace: 1:48
Notes: Felt pretty good this morning even though I got up at 6:45 to complete this workout. Did BCAA and dextrose before hand and I felt like I ate enough without being too full. Warmed up with 9min increasing aerobic work, 15min dynamic warm-up and mobility, then got to work. First workout wasn't too bad although my lower back started to lock up on the last set. I feel my lower back has to work so hard to keep myself vertical. I need to work on my overhead technique, because in a longer workout, this would have killed me.
When I started the second workout, I was concerned about the double unders. I don't know how, but something came over me and I was not me anymore. I was AJ, and AJ doesn't concern himself about not being able to do 75 unbroken double unders. That's when it hit me: during workouts, you can be anyone who you want. I don't have to be Sean who's forearms burn out after 30 double unders. I can be AJ, or Rich Froning, or anyone else. Working out and dealing with the pain is all about mind state. I will try this again in the future.
Airdyne was rough. I didn't know how long 4miles would take, so I went out hard and paid dearly for it. After 30seconds and realizing I only went .25 miles, I knew I was in for a world of hurt. I wanted to get off 3 minutes in, but I dealt with the pain for all 10+ minutes.
First couple of row sprints I had to find my bearings, but after that I found my stroke and rhythm and was able to get to a manageable pace.
20min Swim (ocean)