I probably should have written this post right after the workout happened because my reflection might have been tainted a little by time. Nonetheless, here's my recap of 15.4.
The Rx (as prescribed) open workout started with HSPU (hand stand push ups), which I can't do strict. That automatically put me out of the Rx workout. I had to scale and I wasn't happy about it, but it was that or do nothing so scale I would.
The scaled workout was as follows:
8 minute AMRAP
10 Push Press 65 lbs
I was nervous as usual because pushing 65 pounds overhead isn't easy for me. Couple that with my bad shoulder that had been flaring up and I just didn't know what I could do. I prayed 8 minutes would just go by quickly.
Just before I was set to go, George walked in with Nicholas and my dad to surprise me and watch. That made me extra nervous, but I was glad they were there. They sat right in front of me and I told myself to just get busy and do the best I could.
65 lbs is heavy for me and it didn't feel great from the get go. I decided to use the slow and steady approach. I wanted to complete one full round in 1:30 and therefore get more than 4 rounds in. I kinda knew that was shooting for the stars and made my "B" goal 80 reps.
I felt so slow on the push presses and I probably was. I wasted so much time at the top of each rep making sure I was locked out. My shoulder just makes that hard and I worried I'd get no-repped.
Nonetheless, I made it through the push presses and in good time. On to the clean.
The clean felt relatively "easy." I mean not EASY, EASY, but it didn't feel as bad as the push press. I got through the first 10 unscathed.
I finished my first round in 1:15 and rested until 1:30. That was my plan right? To do the round in 1:30. So I took the rest. Well, the next round was harder and slower and I got back to the push presses again after the 3:00 mark so there was no time to rest.
I some how powered through another round of push presses and then the cleans. At the end of round 3 I was done. I went back to the push presses and actually said out loud "I don't want to do this." The weight just felt so heavy.
Somehow I managed all 10 push presses and everyone was screaming at me. I got on the bar for the cleans and started banging them out. I dropped the bar at rep #5 and everyone roared to get the bar back up. I did. Dropped again. Yelling again. I got one last rep and time was called.
77 reps. Meh. I don't know, I thought I had given it all I had, but now (after over 5 days of reflection) I wish I hadn't rested at all and I hadn't taken so many "I feel sorry for myself because I can't breathe" breaks. Does it really matter? NO!
One workout left folks!!