We had to run for warmup. I’ve been dreading this. We haven’t run all winter because it has been so cold and icy. I had done some running in the last few weeks but for some reason the thought of running warmups was really stressing me out. I usually start out first and end up last. I’m slow. This time I started off first and was going my normal pace and no one was passing me. We got to the 200 m point and I was still ahead. I was getting confused. Eventually some of the guys passed me but I was mid-pack at the end. Weird. I think they were all just being lazy. I could breathe ok so I guess it isn’t really spring yet when the pollen makes me wheezy on sprints.
We did 5 sets of 5 front squats. I did 85 lbs.
Then we did bench press. I was at around 60 lbs.
The workout was as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
- 4 pistols on each leg- These are one legged squats.Â I can’t do them.Â Most people can’t so we started in a lunge and had to stand up without using the back foot.
- 8 kettle bell swings – I did 35 lbs.
- 12 wall balls
I did 4 rounds with an injury time out.Â Seriously, I am a danger to myself.Â The wall balls consist of taking a 14 lb medicine ball, squatting, and then standing up and throwing it up to a mark 9 feet up on the wall.Â The next part of the move is catching it on the way down.Â That’s where I had a bit of a failure.Â The ball smacked me in the face and bent up my glasses.Â The nose pad snapped off when I tried to fix it.Â I was all crooked for the rest of the day.
I remember reading a short story in high school about a cross country runner with a similar experience. He is a back of the pack runner and in a race he passes someone who he normally runs behind. He assumes that runner is injured has a cramp or something and keeps going. It follows his whole thought process as he keeps passing these runners who he normally runs behind. …I was really interesting, can’t think of the name of the story though.
Hope you got your glasses fixed now!
Cool that you’re a mid-pack runner now. Those practice runs must have helped!