Another solid week of training in the books and another one coming up! We are starting the week off with “Marathon Monday:”, which is inspired by today’s Boston Marathon. This is a 2-round workout that accumulates 3 miles of running with simpler movements in between each 400m run. These are the kind of workouts that scare us, but as always, we will scale accordingly to get the work done! We roll into Tuesdays with a two-part workout that is focused on the clean and jerk. After building to a heavy power clean and push jerk complex we will head into a CrossFit benchmark workout that we alllllll love, “GRACE”. Wednesdays workout we are leaving out the barbell and picking up the dumbbells for a workout called “Doorbell.” This AMRAP 18 will keep you moving with biking, strict pullups DB deadlifts and DB front squats. As the end of the week creeps in, we will be using those running shoes with a workout called “Annie on the Run,” which is a longer twist of the benchmark workout “Annie.” With a 30-minute time window we will be hitting double unders, abmat situps (butt scab alert) and a 200m run. “Vadar” comes in on Friday, which has me thinking that we will be breathing hard with this 3 Rounds for Time style workout. Rowing, Wallballs, dumbbell snatches and lateral burpees over the rower that will take around 12-18 minutes. Saturday 3 team workout is another long one, but you get to rest while those other two people are working. YAY! (gotta find the good in the hurt) with the name “Wreck Yourself” you know it’s going to be fun. Teams can split up reps as needed with the wreck bag runs, rope climbs and squat cleans, you’ll want to wear long socks and squat proof pants!
FROM COMPTRAIN MINDSET:
“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti
When we are truly going for it, there is an unmistakable sense of being slightly out of control.
The author of this quote, Mario Andretti, is one of the most successful race car drivers of all time. To bank turns at speeds that could without question kill, and do it with this mindset, speaks to the feeling of chasing down something great.
We won’t be 100% sure what’s around that next corner.
But we’re going anyways.
Anything worth doing, will illicit really, really uncomfortable feelings. The separating factor is our ability to settle in the eye of the storm. To find our calm, and to dive into the next turn at 100mph… even when we don’t know for sure what’s around the bend. Do we get lost in the chaos, or does our focus and commitment to our true north continue our path forward?
There’s a reason why it’s half-jokingly described as, “where the magic happens”.