Ahhh, the beach. Some much needed relaxation time…and the longest WODs evarrrrr. Crossfit Carteret is awesome. I love the people, I love the atmosphere, but I don’t love doing 45 minute long workouts, thus why I never go to Saturdays at Patriot back home (specified Hero WOD days). But, I know that it’s good to switch it up and surprise my body here and there, and that’s why I never let myself bitch out of working out down here.
WOD for Time: 34:47
- Run 1 mile with Medicine Ball: 800m w/14lb ball, Rx weight, scaled distance
- 60 Burpee Pull Ups: Rx.
- Run 800m with Med Ball: 400m, Rx weight, scaled distance
- 30 Burpee Pull Ups: Rx.
- Run 400m with Med Ball: Rx.
- 15 Burpee Pull Ups: Rx.
- 45 Minute time cap
There were three reasons why I scaled this. First of all, I have never done a weighted run before, aside from doing a farmers carry for 200m. These were runs. I wasn’t sure how my legs were going to do, and I wanted to run the WHOLE time. Secondly, I wanted the finish within the time cap. I really wanted the chance to do all 105 burpee pullups, and I knew I wouldn’t have been able to do that if I had done the full runs. And finally and probably most importantly, I’ve noticed that when running for anything longer than 600m my elbow starts to get a little crampy. I use my arms a lot when I run, and I think the impact along with the constant flexing of my elbow just causes things to lock up and not feel too great. So I was worried about how that would affect my burpee pullups.
Overall, I’m super happy with my performance. My running was slowish, but consistent and steady throughout. My burpee pullups were also pretty slow, but eh. I tore the snot out of my hands halfway through the 30 round, so that severely slowed me down. They are feeling rough today ha.