|Ninjow - Juanita aka Don "the magic" Nita - Zilla (these are my Ninjas)|
I went in this morning for my weekly medicine with Zilla. That's what I call these now, my weekly medicine. HA! I feel like I need some sort of drug or drugs afterwards to help me recover from the 30 minutes of P.T.A. he puts me through.
OH (overhead) Weighted Lunges - 45#
Push-up Position Lateral Foot Drills with 45# Plate
400 meter runs at 8, 5, and 3
So I basically started with a 45# plate over my head (arms locked out) and did 10 lunges, dropped the plate, put my feet on the left side of the plate while the rest of my body was in a push-up position (not at rest at the top of the push up), as quickly as I could I went left, middle, right with my feet and back over the place (without touching) to the left where I started driving my hips down into the ground.
I did this all the way down to 1 like a countdown, but at the 8, 5, and 3 mark I was out the back door to run a 400. Zilla ran these with me and was in my ear the entire time. Saying things like breathe, lol, he's always telling me to control my breathing, relax and lean forward. He was also saying things like "there's someone else always working harder" "doing 600's instead of 400's" "waking up earlier than you" "training harder than you". As freaking tired as I was this really helped motivate and drive me to go harder and faster (or at least as fast as I could).
I read a tweet earlier this morning from @crossfitgames that read "Start conditioning your mind." - Dawn Fletcher. This is exactly what we are trying to do on these WOD's. Push ourselves physically beyond our pain thresholds, but also mentally try and break through the wall. If you've ever worked out or you do crossfit you know what I mean by the wall. Sometimes it's the Great Wall. This is all I kept thinking about, and saying to myself during the workout.
2 Minute Drill
I've posted about the 2 minute drill before on the blog. I still have nightmares about this. It's flat out balls to the walls of me trying to punch, knee, kick, head-butt the punching bag. All this while Rod and Heath aka Heat were pulling on me, pushing on me, tackling me trying to keep me off the punching bag.
At one point I got so exhausted and was grabbing whatever I could I grabbed Zilla and was trying to get him down to the mat.
I was spent after this, and made my walk out to the back for my weekly puke action. Something I've just gotten used to with these WOD's. I've never been a big puke guy in the past not even when I was in shape back in my skinny days in high school or college. For whatever reason these WOD's just tax me physically unlike anything I've ever done before. Zilla says it's because with drills like the 2 minute drill or the pummel drills we did last week he sets the pace not me.
All I know is if you aren't ready to pass out or throw up after this drill you simply aren't doing it right. It took me a good 30 minutes to recover from today's activities above!
Sorry Heath about catching you in the chin!