Sunday, September 2, 2012

Training: 9/1/2012

HRV: 105.8 (Green +1)
HR: 51

AM Training:
3 Rounds @ 85%:
12 OHS (95)
200m Run
Time: 4:16
-rest 5min
3 Rounds @ 85%:
75 Double Unders
20 Knees to Elbow
Time: 5:17
-rest 5min
4mile Airdyne @ 85%
Time: 10:38
-rest 5min
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.

PM Training:
20min Swim (ocean)
20min Mobility

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