As I was running today, I got this song stuck in my head:
Don't watch for TOO long, temporary insanity may insue.
So - for the second time this week (thanks Andrea!) we hit a Hero's workout. It went a little something like this:
30 Hang Squat Cleans (65lb women, 95lb men)
800 meter run
3 rounds for time
Last time I hit Badger was April 6th - and as I was quite intimidated, I scaled it to 20 reps instead of 30 (although I kept the 65lbs), and finished it in 40:53.
Two and a half months later, I went as Rx - and finished in 48:52. My chins are so much stronger than they used to be, and I think I've gotten stronger on my hang squat cleans as well!
In the past - I would look at a workout, and even if I thought I could do it Rx, I would sometimes still scale. I would focus way too much in how long I thought it would take me.
No longer! From now on (unless getting to work on time is a factor), if I am strong enough to go Rx, I'm going for it. Screw my final time. How else am I going to get stronger or faster? I'm nowhere near the strongest or fastest of our crew, but one thing I CAN do is keep chipping away at something. The mentality of worrying about my final time has been holding me back - but not anymore.
This is a shout-out to McCall for inspiring me in this direction with her performance on Angie!