How soon we forget... THIS is the last time I was fortunate enough to do the Filthy Fifty... hey at least it didnt snow this morning!
I can say this with certainty... I actually enjoyed this today! The anxiety was there but it was more abut pushing harder than the last time to get through it. I knew my improvements from last time. I know my weaknesses and I know where I need to push harder to get through. I was not going to let it overcome me!
The filthy fifty starts with box jumps, thank god. The box jumps are typically one of the hard parts for me in a WOD. I have to say with the skills we have been working and our group sessions after the warmup, I have improved on them with huge leaps and bounds (no pun intended). I am quick off my feet, I dont waste time on the ground and I know to rest at the top. Its much more efficient and before I knew it I was done all 50.
Onto the jumping pullups which seem to feel so "funny" after working so hard to not push off the ground on pushups. I took a breath at 25, but for the most part powered right through the 50. The kettle bell swings were next and I had the same approach, dont stop. I know myself better than anyone and I know if I took one break I would be screwed... I did what I wanted to didnt put that KB down till all 50 were complete.
Next up I lunged around the gym really trying to focus on long strides like M had taught us to make sure to not burn out my quads. I didnt make any stops to play up my strengths. I lead myself right over to the pullup bar to get into the knees to elbows. These were by far the hardest part for me. For some reason I couldnt get my rhythm and just felt all over the place. By the end of the 50 I was doing singles and giving every ounce of energy I had to get them done. They were brutal.
The push press was "easy" weight so I wanted to break them up as little as possible. I did the first set of 25, dropped it, than went back in. I wound up doing a set of 10 than a set of 15 to finish. Right over to the GHD's for the back extensions. Again, the thought process was "just keep as little breaks as possible" and I was able to do two sets of 25.
When I got to the wall balls I knew I was almost done, wall balls kill my lungs. I had to push through and get this thing done! I broke it up as little as possible and finally walked to the floor for my burpees... they were as slow as molasses... I hit the floor for the first one and wanted to stay there! K was yelling to just keep moving... and I pulled myself off the floor and kept going. After the burpees I battled through the double unders and successfully completed the filty fifty for the second time... damn...
Ok ok I am sick, I cant wait to do it again!
10 Around the World
- Set up Filthy Fifty -
10 Around the World
"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 29:05 Rx)