WOD @ allandnieva.me

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” -Buddhist Saying

I have to admit that the last Tough Mudder had a strange effect on me.

I tried waiting for other teammates as waded through the lines to complete some of obstacles.  That ended up being pretty brutal for me.  I’m so used to continuously moving, so every time I stopped my body kept wanting to cool down.  Each time, it just got more and more difficult to start again.

I felt bad that I separated from the group with some of the other racers, but I had to work the next day at 6am and just couldn’t let myself get sick.

Well… I still got a little sick.  Not enough to take me down or affect my job, but just enough to make me feel like I was dragging around an anchor.  I was a little sore, a little fatigued, and my legs felt heavy.  Getting my ‘Hotel WOD’ done every morning took way longer than it normally did, but I powered through it each time just much less intense.

The important thing for me was to just keep moving.  After any strenuous event, it’s important to have an ‘Active Recovery’ in the days (or week) to follow.  All it is is getting out and moving vs staying on the couch and, well, not moving.  It could be going for a walk, or a swim, or… an ‘easy’ WOD!  Whatever you decide, it’s important to keep moving in the days after the race so that you can lessen the effect of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), as well as not lose everything you gained in training.

At any rate, I had another early start (and late ending) yesterday, so I got up this morning and changed it up a little with this WOD.  The jumping lunges always kick my butt.

Let’s get to it!

WOD – 8-26-14

Warm up – 15 minutes light jog

Main set:

  • 30 second plank
  • 25 pushups (make them plyometric for more intensity)
  • 20 ‘abbreviated’ burpees (no jump at the end and no pushup at the bottom)
  • 15 reverse lunges
  • 10 jumping switch lunges

Go through it at least 4 times. Start slow, then build up intensity.  Really focus on your form and keeping your core tight.  It isn’t a race, just don’t stop until you’re done!

That’s it! Make sure you rehydrate and get a good meal in! Oh… and don’t forget to stretch. 🙂

I’ve gotta get ready for the flight line so I’ll see you tomorrow!



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