Today's WOD was:
10 rounds for time of:
11 Chest to bar pull-ups
75 pound Front squat, 22 reps
Hero workouts are different to the girls. The girls are tough for a relatively short period of time whereas the hero workouts are longer and in some ways are more of a battle to get through. Today I thought, for sure, they would scale the rounds. I would be able to do an easier option. The weight and pull-ups were scaled but we had to do full rounds. This was when doubt set in. 110 pull ups and 220 squats! You have to be kidding me! My pre-workout coffee hadn't kicked in, it just made me feel jittery. I don't normally have coffee but today I felt like I needed it just to get through the WOD ... I won't be doing that again!
Third round in and I was struggling. How the hell was I going to do 10? I was already breaking my pullups into 5, 3 and 3 and the front squats were broken into 2. Heading into my 5th round of front squats I broke, I started crying, I couldn't help it. Luckily the wheels on my barbell hid my face so I don't think anyone saw or at least if they did they didn't acknowledge it. I kept going and as I headed into the 7th round I could see the end. Unfortunately, Sean no-repped a few of my pullups toward the end. My last rep of pullups took me 3 attempts to touch my chest to the bar. It is mentally tough to be no-repped although I understand that it will ultimately make me a better athlete. I guess I'm really proud of the fact that despite wanting to give up halfway through the WOD I kept going and completed it but I should have listened to my body and had today off training. I guess hindsight is 20/20 vision.