After work I tried to go home and take it easy so I could have a good CrossFit workout later in the afternoon. Of course, I couldn't sit still (although I did make it through an episode of Dance Moms!) and my grand plans of icing my knee for a few hours turned into me choreographing for my classes tomorrow. Haha. I'll never learn!
I loved our workout last night. We started by doing a superset of pushups and pullups. I need help with both, so it was definitely a good strength workout for me. It was also helpful to work strength with the dead hang pullups instead of just kipping, as we usually do during workouts. My arms were totally spent by the end of that. They were shaking all over the place!
Our "WOD" doesn't sound up my alley, but I ended up really enjoying the challenge. I was also glad to give my knees a little break from the usual running and squatting.
We did a 5k row, split up with a partner. I usually detest rowing, but I tried to think about improving!
My coach mentioned that I need to try slowing down my strokes and exploding from my legs more. She said that I rely on my speed and quickness too much and that I need to work on power now. After that, I worked on slowing down my reps, but making each one count!
I think we finished around 21 minutes. Which means I was rowing for over 10 minutes with a total of 2500 meters! I'm sure if you asked me if I could have rowed that much last week, I would have said no! And that is yet another reason I love Crossfit. It pushes me past what I think I am capable of.