Tagged: K2E


Finally back at the gym after almost a week without being able to train… moving chairs for a workshop at work doesn’t count.

Tonight was a good full body workout. We started with power snatches 8-6-4-6-8, going heavier with less reps and lighter afterwards. At my heaviest, bearing in mind the higher number of reps, I did 105lbs. I’m happy, and gradually moving towards my goal – 135lbs. I couldn’t do it on 13.1, I want to change that.

We then moved on to the WOD. 17min AMRAP – 10 thrusters 75lbs, 10 knees to elbows. This one, I liked. 75 lbs is a good working weight where I can do many rounds while still struggle a bit, and I’m good at K2E. Ever since I figured out how to kip them, I’ve been cranking them. Every now and then, something does work for me. I ended up doing 7 rounds +5 thrusters Rx. I’m happy about this overall. I did have some shoulder issues in round 3-4, but it went away somehow. Could’ve been something silly as posture/technique. What I found also helped what figuring out shortcuts/efficiencies. For example, with the thrusters, one usually cleans the bar, then squats and does a push press. There’s nothing stopping you (unless stated, obviously) from squat cleaning the first one. You’re saving a little bit of energy as you don’t have to lift as high.

Paleo challenge update: We still don’t know who won – the coahc is just letting us stew some more…


1 scoop (10g) Beyond Yourself AMRAP (BCAA) with 12oz water – during training, 1 scoop (30g) Beyond Yourself Whey ISO in 500ml water – after training



Ok, it’s been almost 24h since my meltdown. I’ve had time to rest, talk it out with the Mrs to see what the hell happened and assess the situation. Time to regroup and go forward again.

I though a lot about the issues that are hindering my performance, the sources and the consequences. I have talked to smart people, and I’m better now. I forgive you, WOD, for dragging me to hell and back, then rubbing salt in the wounds and setting me on fire. Seems I’ve taken a side street on my road to the Race, and I have to follow it to the end, until I get back on track. It’s probably not going to me pretty: I have to work on my mental game… more than I thought.

That being said, I’m not happy with my 13.3 results – I did get to learn what it was. I’m not going to publish it yet. I’ve decided to face this demon, and do it again. Next Sunday, I’ve scheduled a spot to try 13.3 again. I don’t want to, but it’s only way I’ll be able to look myself in the eye again when thinking about that WOD. Of note, it’ll be the THIRD time in two weeks that I’ll have done Karen. Sigh…

I also trained today. People seem not too have minded that I blew a gasket yesterday; happens to all of us at some point, it seems.

So today is pick you poison Friday, and I chose yesterday’s workout. Not 13.3, but the box’s WOD. 15 min AMRAP: 15 back extensions, 15 knees to elbows and 15 OH Squats 95lbs. I went with 65lbs: Still enough to constitute a good challenge. I’ve noticed I’ve gained shoulder mobility, too. I need to get some more strength to stabilize while squatting, but I’m not struggling as much to keep the bar over my head. 🙂

I ended up doing 4 rounds and 14 knees to elbows. Not too bad.


1 scoop (10g) Beyond Yourself AMRAP (BCAA) with 12oz water – during training, 1 scoop (30g) Beyond Yourself Whey ISO in 500ml water – after training