Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Training: 1/9/2013

HRV: no strap


5 rounds:
amrap L-Pullups (10,10,10,10,9)
17 Ring Dips (UBx5)
Row 2 min @80% (526,526,526,527,525)
rest 3 min b/t rounds
3 rounds:
amrap HSPU (14,16,16)
22 Toes to bar (UBx3)
Airdyne 2 min  @80% (33,33,34)
rest 3 min b/t rounds

Notes: Had some nightmares around 4am, so I was in and out of sleep until I decided to get out of bed at 6:30am.  I left my HR monitor strap at the gym, so I was unable to take my HRV.  I felt pretty good, with a good mind-state.  I didn't have any food in the refrigerator, so I decided to hit this workout in the AM.  I grabbed a shake and headed to the gym.  As I warmed up, I felt pretty smoked and knew that this was going to be a rough one.  Yesterday's double, and the tough day of lifting before that weighed in the back of my mind.  I told myself, "These are the workouts that will get me better.  Even though you want to make an excuse and write this one off, you have to give 100% effort in the workout today.  It is going to hurt a bit, but this pain is only temporary."  

Found that after the first set of L-pullups that my forearms and biceps were fatigued.  This made the row miserable at any pace.  I blocked out that pain and told myself, "It is only localized fatigue and my body is still able to produce power, don't let your body trick you."  I was able to stay consistant from set to set, though the pain was a little worse each set.  

I accidentally fell off the wall during my first set of HSPU.  I went right to T2B and started repping them out.  Just holding on to the bar for that long was a mind game in itself.  My forearms were smoked.  Thankfully the Airdyne wasn't taxing on the grip today.  The last set of T2B, I told myself, "This set was for a chance to make it to the games, and that I cannot fall off."  I "Rory'd"the last Airdyne going negative splits each 30sec, telling myself, "Just hold this pace for thirty more seconds, and then speed up a little."  Felt good and got me through all the way to the end. 

I was mentally and physically smoked after this workout, and it took me about 25 minutes for my forearms and biceps to stop throbbing, but after that I was in good spirits and happy I was able to put forth a solid effort today.  I am going eat a lot, hit the beach, and do some relaxing the rest of the day until I work tonight.  Maybe a epsom salt bath before bed.  It has been a good week of training so far.  There have been highs and lows.  Time to finish up this week strong.
One workout at a time........

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