Catching up on the past week

Today: Deadlift 5 x 5 up to 200 lbs. I did a broken final set, 3 then 2. My deadlift goal of 265 is out of reach because I dread lifting over about 200 pounds for 5 reps. I need to make up my mind to either find a new deadlift progression program or to accept I’m not going to reach that goal. I’m conflicted–part of me is perfectly fine with being able to lift 200 pounds for five reps and not more. Part of me wants to prove I can lift 120 kg/265 pounds. Where that goal came from: it was twice my weight two and three years ago when my goal was to lift twice my weight. Then I lost weight. I did lift twice my weight two times in one hour–but by that time, twice my weight was 115 kg/253 lbs.

Then also today:
10 pull-ups (butterfly kips–these are getting smoother)
12 push-press w/ 55-lb barbell
10 KB swings 16 kg
12 push-ups
5 rounds for time: 13:47 if I recall correctly

Yesterday, Wednesday: Lake swim at Seward Park kayak landing (had a great time but did not swim very well);
Body weight chipper, one time through:
Run 400m
25 push-ups
100 squats
25 pull-ups
Run 250m
25 box jumps 20″
25 push-ups
Run 400m
Time: 14:41

Monday: Row 500m x 4. See if you can maintain the pace of your first one.
Times: 1:50.7, 1:59.8, 2:04.8, 2:03.6

Saturday: Swimming at the pool–faster turnarounds than I wanted because there were two others in the lane. This was good for me. I’m getting less winded.

Thursday, August 19:
CrossFit with Anne and Patrick, visiting from Chicago:
Back squats light practice sets, then:

  • run 250m
  • 20 KB swings
  • 20 box jumps
  • 15 KB swings
  • 15 box jumps
  • 10 KB swings
  • 10 box jumps
  • 5 KB swing
  • 5 box jumps
  • run 250m
    Time: I can’t remember–13:something?