Monday, May 19, 2014

Rio Wrap up

Today's workout

Back Squats 4×5  got to 215
3 rounds for time  10:05
400m run~I rowed, my knee is wonky today.
3 Muscle Cleans @ 95/65
3 Forward lunges each leg (w/bar) @ 95/65~these suck.
6 Push Press @ 95/65

Odd workout....but it was good to go today.  I remember when I started games four years ago that I had to take 3 days or more off after...I don't do that any more.  In fact, I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn't too sore yesterday.  Well, except for the place I got whacked with a caber.  Yes you heard me right.  I got hit with a caber.

On the field?

Why, no...while I was helping Grant load the cabers on the trailer on Friday.  Oh was either Baconator or Joe Harris.  I had the light end and the heavy end was up on the rail of the the heavy end dropped the light end bounced against my leg.  I had one of those moments when you don't move and try to internally access the damage.  All I could think was...did this freaking break my leg, I know, I know...that's a little dramatic...but it hurt....I got ice on it pretty quick, but as of today I still cannot put full weight on my right leg.  Which, for those of yo who throw, know that it makes it difficult to throw a stone or Weight for Distance.  My knee is a little off too...probably from the caber whack.

So the first things first...a huge thank you to Chuck and all the folks who help with set up, tear down, registration...and all the other things I am unaware of.  And can I just say...having a dedicated food vendor for the athletes is AWESOME...and the food was good too....and they gave out PR cookies.

Yes ~PR cookies for the athletes.

No...I did not get any.

Also, I need to thank Michelle and know why....I am humbled by your support and love.

 Ok...threw with Grace, Donna, and you know there might be trouble.  Grace was beyond amazing...she was throwing with bronchitis...really...and she started the day off with a pr.  Yes...yes she did.  Donna was kicking booty on sheaf too...and Michelle is moving closer and closer to lifetime PR numbers...people...she's been throwing for 20 out!

I threw ok....Sheaf was alright.  Cleared 21'  pulled it up to 23' hoping for a pr...which yes I know is stupid, cause I said it didn't matter and that wasn't my goal...but it was close.  I didn't get it.  Started throwing sheaf for distance.

WOB....felt great to throw the 21...but my timing is off.  Only cleared 17'  but...that isn't too shabby.


Heavy  45'  (21)

Light  57'

Not bad, not great...light was a little sad...ha...I like to clear at least 60...

Stones? leg hurt....but I did work on the spin....

Braemer was 23+  Open....27?  I forgot to write that one down.   

After stones, Grant pulled me aside and said something to me about being disappointed....  I realized I was sorta sliding into that territory....which is crazy...I kinda just laughed at myself with him and headed to hammers.

HH  64'

LH 83'

Was really happy with my light...heavy felt ok, but wasn't as far as it "felt."  I think I was getting some of Dan McKim's energy as he was busy setting a new World Record in the hammer cage next to mine!  IT WAS AMAZING.

Caber was Kookie..we did Gertie at the end...she is light...light....light....but LOOOOONG, 16 feet and at that point the wind had come up. She was tough!

I did turn her three times.


I had a whole bunch of the Zia coaches and folks show up, but since there were only 4 of us was had finished the day before they got there...oooops.....thanks you really are the best gym out matter what the rumors are....  Kidding.

Got to hang with Edie and Heather and Michelle in the beer tent too...talking lifting, training, and chin hair. 

And my son came out too...he wanted his girlfriend to see the crazy thing he has done...he seemed genuinely happy to be show her something new.... I was thrilled. PR's.

Am I disappointed? Well, with Stones, for the rest of the day? Absolutely not. I threw average to high average in most things and I dealt with the caber well....with very little working out lately and even less training and too much emotional goo.  I think I am actually in a decent place to start some hard core stuff in two weeks once the show is open.  This was only my second game of the year~after a substantial break with very little practice.

Starting points are good..knowing where I am now and where I need to be in September is great.  All I gotta do is put in the work.

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