Friday, October 28, 2011

Feeling Filthy

October 28, 20111

I have been hearing about the "Filthy Fifty," but I had yet to see the WOD, or actually do the WOD... until today. Last night after dinner Hubs and I looked at the CFW website, and there it was "FILTHY FIFTY." At that moment I decided it was time for bed. It was 8:30pm and I knew by the time I cleaned up dinner, washed up and got in bed it would be close to 9:00 and I wanted to try to get 8 hours in to tackle this bad boy!!

It worked, I was in bed with "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" playing... I love Linus... Hes my favorite!


Anyway... it was great (hehe). I was asleep by 9:00 which gave me my 7 3/4 hours!! Yay!! I actually woke up at 4:30am wide awake, which was odd for me. I guess thats what two good nights of sleep will do for you! I made myself stay in bed till 4:45 than out of bed and off to CF I went.

The "road block" was the wonderful October snow... can you believe this! Thank god for my remote car starter!!  I took this at 5:00am right before I pulled out to go to CF. I forged ahead, and made it to the building... the way the lady in front of me was driving you would think it was still a blizzard out!


Well, KP and I were at it together this morning. She arrived shortly after me. We both looked at the WOD and cringed... thinking "is there a time cap on this thing?" As we were doing the warmup we were joking that K and M were trying to kill us this week!! We had pistols in the warmup, THAN the filthy fifty!?!?! As soon as we were done, we were warm and ready to go.

Filthy it is... Fifty it is... 50+50+50+50... and so on...

Box jumps weren't as bad as I thought they were going to be, and they went by fairly quickly which was a surprise to me. I moved onto the jumping pull ups and wanted to get them as close to unbroken as I could. I got 25 out, than relaxed my arms and did the other 25. At this point We were pretty neck and neck. Next up, KB swings. The weight for these was the same weight we used at the comp, which is pretty "light..." you know... when you have to do 25 of them. Again I broke this up into two sets of 25. I didnt want to let myself rest too much, I feel like once I let myself rest, I am done for. I keep doing it and the rests get longer and longer.

Walking lunges started to get to me about half way through them. KP and I were "walking lunge-ing" all around the gym in circles. I think we both thought it would go pretty quickly if we kept moving. Neither of us stopped, but I will tell you... this was killing my legs. We both "lunged" to our pullup bars for the K2E's. This is where the gap happened. I have such a hard time hanging from that darn pullup bar. As I have said before I really need to get going on this. My hands give out well before my arms... and both of those well before my core and legs. So... one of my huge goals, to get that grip strength up! KP pulled way ahead of me at this point and I was doing my best to hammer away at the K2E. After I wad finally finished I moved onto the push press.

I was pretty sure I could make up some time here. It was only 65lbs, so thats pretty light for me. I did the first half of the set and stupidly rested. I should have kept pushing onward. Heard K tell me to get back on it and picked it right back up. My arms were killing, and I wound up resting again with just 5 left. This frustrated me, as I knew if I had just kept going from the start I would have been better off. Oh well... hindsight. KP was already into her back extensions so she was driving me to push forward. I hopped on pretty much while she was finishing up with them. I broke them up 15-15-20 and had them behind me fairly quickly. My hams and quads were on fire.

So why not head to the wall balls with fiery legs!! Thats no problem at all!! I picked up the 14lb med ball and went to work. The 10'-0" mark seemed pretty high and I did my best to get up to it every time. I got out 15 than took a rest... dumb dumb dumb. Keep pushing! I know I can do more than 15 in a row! This was my worst "resting" part of the filthy fifty... I felt like they were never going to end. I did all of them in sets of 10. Finally I was onto the burpees. These I did all 50 of unbroken. They were slow, and they werent pretty, but they were all there, and they were all done!

Finally the most frustrating and LAST of the 50's were the double unders. I was totally spent and exhausted. My arms and legs were killing from... well... all of the above! I just couldnt

I did it. I completed the Filthy Fifty...

... until we meet again Filthy Fifty, watch your back, I am going to kick your ass next time!!



WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 250m Row
- 10 Leg Swings (each side and front and back)
- 10 Ring Rows
- 10 Pistols
2 X Burgner Warmup

WOD:
"Filthy Fifty" for Time (35 min cap)
- 50 Box Jumps (20")
- 50 Jumping Pull Ups
- 50 KB Swings  (12kg)
- 50 Walking Lunges
- 50 K2E
- 50 Push Press (65lbs)
 - 50 Back Extensions
- 50 Wall Balls (14lb)
- 50 Burpees
- 50 Double Unders
(My Time 32:41)

FOOD:
6:30am: Post Workout Shake
7:00am: Handful of Banana Chips
8:30am: Green Tea
9:00am: Egg Muffins
12:00pm: Leftover Sweet Potato Pancakes and Chicken Sausage
3:20pm: Dried bananas, apricots and peaches and trail mix

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