Monday, March 12, 2012

A little like a car accident

Whiplash from a WOD?  yup.  only me.

12.3 is now behind me, but it did its best to make sure I don't soon forget the torture.  It was everything I thought it would be, but I persevered and got through it beating my goal by a good amount.


As I mentioned in a previous post, I decided to go one and done on this WOD because of the length and the relative heavy weight.  I took a rest day on friday to make sure I was at 100% for the workout and looking back, it might have been the best decision I could have made.  Saturday morning was upon me and I woke up and had a great ham omlet breakfast early enough that it would be digested before the WOD.

I did a pretty good warm-up well before the WOD of a 1000m light row and then some double unders to get my achilles adn calves loosened up for the box jump (I even did some triple unders, unstrung, just in case they were to pop up in a WOD).

Time to do the WOD.  My strategy was simple, keep moving through the box jumps and do as many toes to bar as possible.  Break up the push presses when needed.  Simple.

Round no-repped on the third box jump...could not hold it at the top.  Stupid me.  But then the push-presses.  Adrenalin must have gotten a hold of me because I was able to do the first two rounds un-broken.  I surprised myself a bit on that.  Then, as if that wasn't enough of a moral victory, I did the first 9 toes to bar unbroken.  This was the first time I was able to string toes to bar together in a wod.  I was through the first round in about 1:20.

I was through about 4 rounds at the half way point when things started to unravel.  I could no longer string toes to bar, I had to do 6 and 6 of the push presses with a long break in between.  I was gassed.  I kept moving on the box jumps but took a very long break during the push presses and could only do toes to bar 1 at a time.
The aftermath

I finished with a total rep cound of 251 (6 rounds +35 reps). 1 toe to bar short of 7 rounds.  It was a strange feeling at the end.  I was elated that I got 6+  but was really angry with myself for not being able to get that 7.

Then afterwards I realized something else...My neck hurt....bad.  Like really bad.  I have no idea WHEN I hurt it but there was no doubt it was hurt.  Today (Monday) it is still hurt....bad.  Feels much better but I'm still in a lot of pain, and sleep is an issue.  I self-diagnosed a sprained neck, or more commonly called..whiplash.  I'm really hoping that I am heeled by next week as I'm going on a golf vacation and I kinda need to be able to move.

Oh well.  Here are the stats


WOD 3: 1058/2338 (better than 55%)  WOO HOO!  I'm in the top half!
Overall:  1398/2350 (better than 41%)

WOD 3: 12358/28284 (better than 57%)
Overall:  16794/28441(Better than 41%)


I FINALLY beat Bob Harper in a WOD.  I got him by 9 reps.  Not a huge victory, but a victory none the less.  He is still destroying me in the standings though.  Gotta really go balls to the wall for the final two WODS to have a chance.

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