Friday, March 5, 2010

Late night workouts - yikes!

I worked a long day yesterday. Our first big deadline is 3/15 (corps) plus we try to get as many partnerships done by then as well since people are waiting for their K-1s. I got home at 11:30 and decided what the hell, let's do the workouts. I srarted with the Xfit 20 box jumps, five push presses, 10 burpees amrap 15 minutes. I must say that I am feeling more recovered from the Mary, but can stil feel it especially doing a workout like this. Managed five full rounds and got two burpees in on the sixth round (finished the round, but only two of the burpees counted).

I did the 4 x 5k bike next - increasing intensity on each 5k. My program did not specify any rest and it was too late to call Max so I decided that I didn't get any - I just stepped each one up. I was totally gassed by the end - HR hit 170 and I was swimming in a pool of sweat. After reading a couple of other blogs it appears that I was supposed to take a short rest in between each one.

Today I did my workout at lunch time as I did not want to get in the habit of doing midnight workouts - need rest too. Run 400m, 20 burpees times four. I thought I was going to bang this one out in no time. The run time was only going to be eight minutes, perhaps a little less afterall. Well, I find it hard to do burpees while I am gasping for breath. The 400s went well - it was taking two minutes each, but it takes the treadmill a good 10 - 15 seconds to get up to speed. I did not run less than 8mph and bumped it up to 9mph by the time I finished. Total workout was 16:58 so you can see that the burpees took me a while to finish (I think this was the third day in a row that I had burpees on the schedule).

Yesterday I felt like puking when I finished the bike workout and today I was dizzy when I finished. Am I pushing myself hard enough?

I still have a few latent pains from the Mary, but feeling much more "normal." I supect all will be forgotten by Monday.

Watched the POSE running DVD while biking. I need to watch again as I was having trouble concentrating on keeping my intensity up and on the DVD at the same time - decided that workout came first.


  1. I give you props for doing that late night workout - the 4x5k bike at a decent hour for me knocked me out - great job.

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  3. Great job on your WOD!!! Isn't it amazing on paper the WOD's like like no big deal, then your in the middle of one & you scream HOLY&^*&%$##.
    Great job!!!!!!