Wednesday, July 14, 2010

And the Beat (down) goes on

The Sonny and Cher song has been going through my head today.

So no residual pain from the run the other night. Still sore in the legs though better than I was for sure.

Last night's WOD was 5 sets of 7 reps of thrusters. Results were 95,115,105,95,95. Really felt every rep, but was glad it was a short one.

Tonight's WOD was 21, 15, 9 reps of 35lb. kettlebells (used a dumbbell), half body weight squats (used 95lbs. because I was too lazy to try and figure out what 87.5lbs would be), burpees for time. I was reading Erica's blog and she used the word loathe to describe her feelings towards burpees. I wholeheartily agree. Finished this workout in 7:28.

Then went immediately to do my 700 yard swim time trial. Who knew you needed to be able to use your shoulders to swim. I could barely lift my arms and finished in 16:52. I think this is a new level of slowness for me, but I believe it is directly attributed to the workouts the past 2 days.


  1. I agree w/your analysis of your swim - your arms were beat and I am glad you did not skip the swim - it easy to skip the short ones for sure.

  2. I don't the mechanics of it but swimming is really stressful on the shoulder. After I had my shoulder surgery I was told not to do any kind of swimming for a year afterwards.

  3. My shoulders were really burning during yesterday's swim so you definately get a lot of your power there - not surprising that you didn't have your best swim.

  4. I am experiencing the same beat down as you Dan!

    My legs are toast tonight. And, I still have to get that 13.1 mile run done... :O