Walked 18 holes yesterday and it was a quick round since the course wasn’t letting carts out. I was about the only person out there. Was pretty sore in many places, so it was good recovery. Got to the gym early this morning to do a couple more rowing tests. Warmed up with an easy 500m first.


  • 3:00 for distance at <= 24 s/m
  • Rest 10:00
  • 250m for time

I’ve never paid much attention to my stroke rate, so that was an interesting challenge. I was able to keep it pretty steady with only one 30 second section missing. Managed 888 meters with an average of 23s/m and a 1:41.3/500m pace. Compare that to my 1,000m PR of 3:11.2 where I averaged 1:35.6 but at 33s/m. When I went to get up I felt my low back was really tight. The 250 meters was a good push and was just a half second off my PR time, getting 40.9.


Could really feel my back getting off after the time trial. What the fuck?!?


Push Press

  • 6×45#
  • 6×95#
  • 6×115#
  • 6×135#
  • 6×155#
  • 6×175#

I put on my belt for 115# and above. Was ok, but not the greatest on the back so didn’t push the weight. Coming in my goal was 195# which I’ve done for a set of 5 before.

Figured I shouldn’t do some of the other stuff programmed for class so I did 3 sets of 10 Reverse Hypers with 210#.


8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Air Dyne (AD2)
  • 10s Rest

Something I could do that wouldn’t put any stress on my back and still get me sweat on. Racked up 133 calories and 1.17 miles.

Station Laps

Woke with a nice headache after drinking a couple of root beer ales last night. Light weight!

Super Sunday was at a track across the street from the gym today.


  • 400m Run
  • Agility Ladder Drills

We probably did 6-8 different drills two times each. It was over 80 out so was already working up a sweat.


40:00+ AMRAP with Partner

  • 200m – 30 Walking Lunges + Run
  • 100m Run + 15 Tuck Jumps
  • 100m Run Backwards + 15 Push-ups
  • 4x Sandbag Carry up/down bleachers

Each part was I go, you go, so rested about half of the time. Each of the teams was staying pretty close together through the entire thing, which was cool. We were at 37-38 minutes so finished out one more lap. Bryan and I got our 6 rounds in at about 44:47.

Not use to something that long, especially outside in the sun. My car said it was 87° when I was pulling out of the lot. I still had my headache too.


bryan-peg-boardBryan came over to try out the peg board and hit a garage workout. We got up a few times. It’s definitely a lot harder than it looks and you can feel it using all kinds of different muscles. I did warm-up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.


Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 8×135#
  • 6×185#
  • 4×205#
  • 10x3x225#

We did the 225# sets rapid fire, going one after the other with little rest.


4 Rounds each, rest while partner goes

  • 12 Ski Erg calories
  • 10 Power Snatch (95#)

Tried to keep a pretty steady pace on the Ski Erg and was close to 1,200 calories/hour which is what I usually go for on the rower when doing something like 30 calories to start a workout. My goal was to do all of the snatches unbroken. It hurt, but I did it. The rest time was just enough to be able to go hard again. We finished in about 11:10.

I did a whole bunch of peg board pull up sets throughout the day. I would either do a set of 8 or 5/5 with one arm at a higher peg and probably did 4 sets of each.

Stopped at the gym in the evening to do a rowing test that didn’t go very well.

Row 20:00 for distance

I figured I’d be able to keep a 1:55 pace which I did in my recent 5k PR. Nope!



8 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Rocks
  • 15s Rest

Managed to go the whole way and got 120 reps.

DIY Projects

Didn’t make it to the gym yesterday. After not doing anything while gone to the Games, two days in a row was a good feel. We weren’t golfing today so I knew I could make it in for a workout. Yesterday I did build an agility ladder though.


I got started building a climbing peg board as well and finished it today, though I still need to sand out the holes because the pegs don’t fit everywhere. Both projects were a lot more work than I expected.


Made it in for the 4:30 class. I have been feeling pretty sore from the pull-ups the other day and all of the hole drilling and screw driving hasn’t helped.


  • 10 PVC Pass-thrus
  • 20 OH Lunges (holding PVC)


Press From Split

  • 8×45#
  • 4×95#
  • 4×115#
  • 4×125#
  • 4×135#

Couldn’t find a stable position in that last set.

Split Jerk

  • 2×135#
  • 2×175#
  • 2×185#
  • 2×195#
  • 2×205#

Put on the belt with 175# I think. Felt pretty good. Not heavy.


  • Buy-in: 30 Sit-ups
    • Deadlift (225#)
    • Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
  • Cash-out 30 Sit-ups

Wasn’t sure how I’d hold up with that many deadlifts. Decided not to wear a belt because I didn’t want to mess with it between movements. Was able to go unbroken on all movements. Finished in 8:28.


4 Rounds NFT

  • 20 Russian Twists (53#)
  • 15s L-sit (knees up)

Cindy Intervals

Was up late reading stupid comments from people about the Games. Don’t read the comments!

Went to the 5:30 class.


  • Bear Crawls
  • Inch Worms
  • Mountain Climbers



  • 5×155#
  • 5×245#
  • 5×265#
  • 5×285#
  • 5×285#
  • 5×305#
  • 5×305#
  • 5×305#

Gotta get that back healed up so didn’t go heavy. Felt pretty easy. Wore the belt with 265# and beyond.


4 Cycles

  • 3:00 AMRAP (of “Cindy”)
    • 5 Pull-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Rest

Went out hot. Got 4+5 but fell off fast in each successive round with 3+22, 3+7, and 2+26. Air squats started to slow down in the 2nd cycle and then push-ups had to start being broken up in the 3rd cycle.


8:00 EMOM

  • 1/1 Turkish Get-ups

I used a 35# KB for 5 rounds and then a 44# for the final 3.

Home From the Games

What an awesome time at the CrossFit Games! I’d definitely make the trip again.


Haven’t done anything since last Wednesday morning before flying out. Slept in this morning, so made it for the 4:30 class.


Shoulder Press

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 3×115#
  • 2×135#
  • 2×145#
  • 1×155#
  • 1×165#
  • 1×172.5#
  • F @ 177.5# (PR attempt)
  • 1×175# (PR match)

I’ll take it! Missed lower than this a couple of weeks ago or maybe it was even last week.


5 Sets

  • 8 Ring Rows (Feet on box)
  • 5 Ring Dips (strict)
  • 20 Russian KBS (53-62-70-70-70#)

Sweating my ass off!


8:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Clusters (75#)
  • 8 Push-ups
  • 30 DU

Kept it light so I could keep them unbroken. Still got winded like crazy. Finished 6 rounds plus 5 more reps.