I, along with Jeff, attended the 8am session at CrossFit Coastal — if for no other reason than to see our very good friend, Kelly!
Patrick led the session, and he is a good coach — and from what I hear a very good athlete.
That being said, I didn’t much care for today’s WOD. I think I’m spoiled, for lack of a better word.
For example, I have come to embrace the pain and wonderfulness of structured mobility. Fortunately, we arrived early enough that I could work on some problem spots. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough time.
The warmup consisted of 3 rounds of 10 pushups, 15 sit-ups, and 20 air squats. Uhm, most present treated this as a metcon, i.e., they went fast and hard. I saw some very shitty form, e,g., chest not to floor for pushups, no use of Abmat sit-ups, and not breaking parallel for air squats. It’s my issue, I know. I’m too focused on form, I know. I have issues, I know. I know, I know.
I teamed with Jeff for a partner WOD, and I’ll try to explain as much as I can from what I recall. All rounds were 3 minutes with somewhat of a 1-minute rest between rounds.
For the first round, Jeff ran 200m as I completed as many 135# dead-lifts as possible, and then we switched. If I recall I completed 30+, ran 200m, completed 25+, and ran just shy of 200m. I carried Jeff 50m using downed person’s carry, and then he piggyback carried me 50m.
For the second round, I completed 15 burpees (on the pavement) as Jeff completed as many v-ups as possible. We of course then switched. I completed 30 burpees and 50+ v-ups. We all sprinted 200m.
For the fourth round, I completed American kettle bell swings as Jeff rowed 200m. As the monitor wasn’t working, we instead rowed 20 hard strokes. I completed 40+ KB swings and rowed 2 times. We all did a 100m bear crawl.
For the last round, Jeff did 10 pull-ups as I did HSPUs, and then he did dumbbell presses as I did 10 pull-ups. I completed 30 pull-ups and about 15 HSPUs.
Most reps are estimates, as I honestly can’t recall how many of any activity I completed. I guess what I liked least about this WOD was that there wasn’t any means of scoring and/or measuring success. Were we to keep track of reps? If so, reps of what? For example were we to count burpees and v-ups or just burpees?
I mean no disrespect to CFC! My friend Zeke is the owner, and he’s a great guy. I just didn’t much care for this particular WOD.