Currently, I am back in my hometown of Philadelphia for a week-long visit. This means some things are difficult: sticking to my nutritional plan while traveling and being around my mom's brownies. Other things are difficult in the good way: long Metcons at Crossfit Center City! The Metcon this past Wednesday at Crossfit Center City was Tabata This! A forty-round metcon that is all about pushing yourself to do as many repetitions as possible. A Tabata workout means that you are doing 20 seconds on, and 10 seconds off, for 8 rounds of one exercise; Tabata This contains the following movements:
So to start you row for 20 seconds, rest for 10, row for 20 etc. You can rest for 1 minute before switching to the next exercise. I have seen it done both with the 1 minute rest, and without it; we did not get this minute break between exercises. Tabata workouts are always a little bit daunting because even if you get through four rounds, your muscles are starting to shake and you still have four more.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
MY BETTER IS:
1. Going to bed by 10 and getting up at 5
2. Eating the right thing even when I am stressed/tired/
unhappy, or traveling
3. Getting to the track for my sprint workout when it is
still dark out
4. Working out six days a week
5. Trying harder than I have before
In college I did not set goals for myself; I did not have high expectations for my performance. I was “good,” and 80% of the time my ‘good’ was enough for me and for my team. I settled. I think I knew it was not enough, but I was waiting for someone else to push me. I left college never having tried as hard as I could and I was not satisfied.