Mentally today was a tough for me. I didn’t sleep very well, had to drive to Lynn to do my driving test (I know I should have done it 10 years ago), couldn’t find the place, blah blah blah. Bottom line it was an annoying stressful morning. Coupled with the fact that some unforeseen problems with our expansion came up and a few other things in my personal life were causing me to be extremely stressed.
I had a window of 2 hours to squeeze in my strength work for the day so I went to Charles River in Needham to get it done.
A) Back Squat – tempo: 3 secs down, 1 sec pause at the bottom, explode up, 1 sec pause at the top
3@275, 2@295, 1@315, 3@275, 1@315(failed on the second rep), 1@315
This was really tough. The majority of the time when my mind is racing I can usually switch it off when I am working out but just couldn’t focus today. I felt weak and the weights felt really heavy for me.
B) Squat Clean – I did a bunch of warmup sets but the weight was still feeling incredibly heavy.
2@245lbs, 2@275lbs, 1@295lbs, fail x 2 @305lbs
My knees were caving in on a couple of these lifts which I Kneed 🙂 to focus on a little more in the future. I also jumped forward on the 295, need to STAY BACK a little longer. I put down my missed attempts to just not feeling it today.
C) 10 x 3 unbroken Muscle Ups for time = 4:59
Really happy with this – 30 in under 5 mins! I felt really strong on all the sets.
I was pretty happy with getting all the above done considering how I was feeling. I wasn’t too happy with the results of my lifts but I was happy that I got the work accomplished. My mental battle didn’t end there though. I still had endurance work that I was supposed to get done.
My thoughts started trying to get the better of me – I’m tired, it’s cold, the gym is a mess, it’s raining etc etc.
My time was limited and I had to get 2 30min pieces done so I did the best I could and did what I needed to do.
28min row – 6065m
This was more mental than anything. There was dust everywhere in the gym so I didn’t wanna put the rowing in there and breathe all the shit in and it was raining out side so I just made a little space and got the work done.
Pace was pretty slow but did it.
After that I coached the 2 evening classes which went really well. CRAIC under the bridge!
When I got home I knew I still needed to run but it was the last thing I wanted to do at the time. I dropped by bag off and home and just got it over with. It was supposed to be 28mins as well but it was more like 35. No idea on distance. I need to map out a few routes as I am very dialed in with data on pretty much everything I do in relation to training but this is one area I neglect.
Today was a mental success for me in a lot of ways. Suck it up and DO WORK.
Food of the Day
6:30am – 3 eggs, 3 pieces bacon, sweet potato
11am – burger patty + veggies
3pm – post workout shake
4pm – sweet potato, sausage + veggies
5:30pm coconut water + jerky
7:30pm – paleo crunch bar
9pm – nuts