I opted out of my early morning conditioning today because I was tired as hell. So, I gt an extra half hour sleep and it really did help out with my days energy levels. I got a good deal of work done an as things wound down I headed out to the paths that spider through the forest by the Potomac River to find a workout spot. The plan was some hill repeats, double unders and muscle ups. Well, an hour into my search left me with nothing but a few cuts on my legs from searching the woods for a solid tree branch to hang the rings, and probably a pint of sweat lost. Yeah, the humidity around these parts is freaking crazy awesome!
Just becuase I'm in a bit of a goofy mood, I figure I can share my interesting search process. Well, my periodically logical mind thought that if I searched the paths that pass under a few bridges I would find a perfect place for the rings. Well, the steep hill leading to the bridges was perfect for the hill repeats, and the parking area at the top of the hill was perfect for the double unders. But, these damn bridges were just giant slabs of concrete, litererally NOWHERE to hang anything. My frustration put aside (I was having too much fun goofing off in the woods) I found a portion of the trail that wrapped up high enough that i could potentially make my way up to the top of the bridge and hang the rings from the railing along the street. Only problem was that this portion of the street was a two lane exit off a freeway. Good times. Well, picture this: you're driving down the freeway and along a thickly forested exit you see some weirdo, drenched through his shirt, straining over the side railing hooking up huge straps to them. Yeah, it was a little risky, but totally worth it! At least I though it was until I got back under the bridge and realized that it was still way too height to get the rings up there and reach them for muscle ups. Fail!
Oh well, off to my next area to see if something would work out there. But, on the way I passed a big park i used to play baseball at when I was in like 4th grade and i figured, what the hell! After a short search, I opted to hang the rings on the beam of a basketball hoop, then I measured out a 50 meter and 100 meter mark for a 2-point suicide sprint. My workout was 4 separate rounds (un-timed) of a 50 meter sprint out, then back, then 100 meters (not sure exactly what you'd call that), 100 double unders (first two rounds were a thicker rope, the second two were a thinner, quicker rope), then 5 muscle ups.
Good work all around, not super intense but I felt like I walked away with a lot more confidence in both my double unders and my muscle ups. Im feeling very good with the way things are rolling right now with my training. I feel like I'm getting exactly the work i need to get myself as prepared as I can be for Regionals; and, I feel like I am fueling just about as well I can be (perhaps a little more in the late morning would be helpful, we'll see...). Anyways, I made some good progress on my post about moving from California to Maryland (still a crazy struggle for me to get this thing finished!), so hopefully it'll be up soon! Until then...
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