Yesterday I got rained out of golf, so was able to spend the evening finishing the outside wall of my house. Today is was about 80° and humid as fuck at 4pm when we hit the garage.
30 Air Squats
I’ve been thinking about doing 10 rounds of 10-20-30 for Murph, so this was a good test. This morning I was reading Reddit and saw someone mention starting with the air squats, which I thought was brilliant because going from squats right to that last mile always sucks on the legs.
I did the first run in 4:29. My round splits were 1:26, 1:32, 2:01, 2:03, and 2:06. I was able to do two rounds of push-ups unbroken, but then 12-6-2, 10-6-4, and 4×5. I bet my squats got a little slower too. The last run was about 4:36. Total time of 18:13, which is a slower pace than my full Murph last year. Needless to say I won’t be doing the 10-20-30, because my average pace per round of “Cindy” today would have been 54.8 seconds and last year during Murph I averaged about 51.6 seconds per round. I think I will start with squats though.
Our plan is to do Murph on Sunday morning, which should be nice and cool. So that should be much better on the body because it was hard to breathe in the thick air today.
My quads are really really sore and no rest for them with today’s metcon. Got my first dose of the COVID vaccine this morning, so my arm is getting a bit sore. It was almost 80° at 4pm when we took the bike to the back patio.
5×20/14 cal BikeErg (standing)
125 Synchro Air Squats
My quads were burning up in the second 10 calories of the last three rounds on the bike. I let Brandi go first, so then I had to get off the bike and get right in to the squats. So unpleasant! We started off with a set of 25 and then did five sets of 20. Finished in 14:27.
Arms & Midline
12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (61#)
8/8 Static DB Curls (20# DBs)
8 Dumbbell Curls (20# DBs)
10/10 Side Bends (70# KB)
20 alt Underhand Dumbbell Bench Presses (35# DBs, bit of a cross body)
10 Reverse Barbell Curls (35-50-55#)
I didn’t wear grips and did the toes to bars unbroken each set