Even though today was more flexible about showing up at work on time, I still did the 5:30am CrossFit class. Instead of going straight to work, I stopped and got coffee for the wife and ate and showered at home. It is a nice relaxing way to start the morning!
Today was another partner workout day. Dan and I partnered for Annie and then 9 minutes to a heavy Snatch.
Annie Rx is double-unders but neither of us can do that. So we did singles. We split up the following work:
The situps were a struggle for me. I did my full share of situps for a total of 130 situps it just took awhile so Dan did the last two sets of single unders for me. So I only did 90 single unders. It would have been nice to get up for a minute and have a break but it did get us done a little faster. We finished in 9:04.
It ended up being longer than 9 minutes for the Snatch work, but we got a good skill lesson from Coach Kaitlin in the middle. She reminded us to slow down the pull from ground and really snap the hips. This did feel stronger! We both finished with 110#’s which is a 15# PR for me. I missed my first attempt at 100#’s Dan did his and then I got it. Then I nailed the 110 without any struggle. On my failed attempt I got the bar to eye level, but couldn’t get myself under it.
In the afternoon I took advantage of the family being out and ran some errands in Maple Grove and headed up to Elm Creek to get some riding in. I know the Mountain Bike trails are closed, but I thought it would be nice to ride some of their paved trails. Well, duh – the snow pack still hasn’t melted in all the shaded areas. At least half of the ride was on snow or ice. I didn’t end up with a lot of time either so it worked out okay to only get a short loop in. I had hoped to do more – not the full loop though but the snow slowed me down. I didn’t fall though it was close a couple of times. Only one place was slick ice, most of the rest I either rode over fine or broke through the slush. I took a few pictures, in the one I got a little off to the side into deeper snow and just got bogged down!! Oops. It was kind of fun, but not what I had anticipated. When I got back to the Eastman Nature Center I did a short out and back on the road to get a little more riding and a little bit of longer riding at speed! Total was 6.2 miles in 39 minutes. Definitely not worth the drive. It was also my first time riding that trail, so next time will definitely be hitting some PR’s!