Today at Crossfit we did Helen. Helen was the first workout I ever did at Crossfit, so it holds a place in my heart.
3Rounds for Time
21 Kettle Bell Swings
So I did the first one in 15 something. As usual, it was a good hard workout.
Then Eric, the main cheese at Crossfit Monrovia surprised us. He introduced a "part two". He had us do the whole thing over again and challenged us to beat our time.
I did the second one in 15 something, but I DID beat my time.
The sucky part is this. During the 400 M sprint, I was WAY out in the lead of the ENTIRE CLASS! Had I been able to maintain my pace, I would've kicked some royal ass! But I rested after the run and lost all my gains by the time I finished the first round of kettle bell swings. DAMN!
After class, Eric spoke to us about how we shouldn't have been able to come anywhere close to our 1st time on the 2nd round if we had given it our all. He spoke about not taking breaks, stopping to get water, etc. After all, the whole workout only lasts 15 or so minutes--come on!
I realized he was right. This is anaerobic exercise. It is short bursts at very high intensity. Taking rests defeats the purpose of Crossfit, so I resolve to push harder.
I really want to challenge myself to get through all of our workouts with no breaks.
I know I can do it!