20060822

Am I making it count?

I feel fitter than I did 160 posts ago, that much is certain. My weight rests between 166-172 most days. I feel more able to do more things than I have in years.

Things, doubts specifically, still creep into my brain housing group. Jiu Jitsu mainly.

Today I went to class for the second day in a row and I felt very unfocused. Is my body tired? Or does rolling, etc just take so much out of me that I haven't got it in me to go two days in a row.

Much thought needs to go into this, I don't want to burn out on martial arts and quit. To that end I must refocus & reattack. My mind will surely be my biggest enemy in my progress, more sure than any injury or beating I take.

I will work and concentrate to improve my Jiu Jitsu and my life.

20060821

TWO WEEKS IN LIMBO?!

Where have I been?
Could I have possibly not worked out in over two weeks?
No, but I can possibly forget to log my workouts for more than that long.
CrossFit:
I am still in pursuit of varied, functional workouts executed at high intensity. The Marines are still demanding. My 3 mile run is consistently back under 20 minutes for the first time in about 5 years (at least). 20 pull ups is no longer an impossibility. I am mentally preparing myself for a 300 PFT.
Martial Arts:
My Jiu Jitsu training is progressing: recently I was awarded my 2nd stripe for the white belt. I've been focusing mainly on Jiu Jitsu and MCMAP (last week I finished teaching a two week Tan belt course). Our MAIT tells me I am ready to start training towards Brown Belt Instructor. However, my Krav Maga time has dwindled to nothing. I've gone to KM 2x since making Level 2 in July.
Restraint:
I am making every effort not to overtrain. Despite having the time, and I do usually work out twice a day if one includes martial arts class, 3x if you include the days I teach. I am trying to be in tune with the body's limits. A two on, one off, two on, two off schedule for CF WODs has shown good returns.
Enlightenment:
Are any of us any closer really? I've been returning to some classic early reading. The good stuff, nothing fancy. Starship Troopers, Gates of Fire, MCDP-1 Warfighting, MCDP-2 Intelligence. I've also started reading Path to the Black Belt and I'm working to finish my Amphibious Warfare Phase 1 MCI. All that one can do is reach for the knowledge the world avails to us all. The only true shame lies in not trying.

Enough for now.

20060809

I did Kelly, or at least her little sister.

from 6am-9am MCMAP Tan Instruction then;
"Kelly"
Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
30 Box jump, 24 inch box
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
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3/5 of a Kelly, because I am not fully awake without coffee and lots of it, I did 3 rounds:
5kg med ball, 30in box
1/4 mile treadmill runs
16:19

Tuesday feels like Monday after a long weekend, with no end in sight...

Teaching Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt from 6am-9am this week and next, as well as catching up on a sore body which is slipping way behind the WOD power curve...
Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
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Started with a modified CFWU (10x3):
dips, close grip pull ups, push ups, squats, wide grip body row, HSPUs, sit ups
225,245,265,275,285,295(failx2),275,225
KTEs 5x5
BJJ practice from 6pm-7pm

20060807

You don't always make it, but you can't always even try.

I did not indeed make it there, but I did make it through 5 rounds in 19:08 of the following:
1/4 mile sprint
5 x 20# db cleans
5 x 20 inch box jumps
5 x KTEs
5 x 12# wallball shots at 10' target
There was a sweet little gym in the Omni WIlliam Penn Hotel, and two sweet little bars...

20060803

Vacation (!?!?!?)

Off to Pittsburgh, maybe I'll get here:
http://crossfitpittsburgh.com/

Supposed rest days...

Supposedly I take est days, herein I transcribe the rest I took this Wednesday:
12 noon: BJJ for about an hour then:
21,15,9 for time of:
95# pushpresses,
V-ups,
thai kicks, alternating legs
2 punch combo to heavy bag
4:05
6 pm: I come in to find that someone had decided the above workout was "easy" and changed it to the below, which he did in 10:20, somewhat daunted and tired I nevertheless completed his adjusted WOD:
21,15, 9 for time of
95# push presses,
V-ups,
Jumping lunges,
push ups,
air squats:
4:19, hmmmnnn, his 10:20, my 4:19 after the above.... which was 'easy' you ask: neither.
The above preceded 1 hour of Krav Maga level 2 after about a month off, I find myself forgetting level 1 moves. Inexcusable.

20060801

Sometimes the struggle of the heart are much harder than the struggle with the iron... I wish that practice and experience made them both easier.

Tuesday 060801
Clean and Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
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CFWU 4x8, 5x Olybar C&J for form.
60#,75#,85#,95#,105#,115#,120#,135#(pr)
500m row in 2:38 for active cool down.

At the old HQ, CrossFit MECCA in 2007