95 x 5
115 x 5
135 x 3
145 x 3
155 x 3 (PR)
175 x 1
185 x 1 (PR)
190 x 1 Failed
Grace with 115lbs (Old School style with power cleans and push jerks)
4:18 (PR), 16 seconds improvement compared to 8-24-08
Had a great day of PR's today. My plan was to do Grace today so I could compare my time today to my pre Starting Strength time like I did with Fran yesterday. The idea is to compare my metcon status to see how much if any that I've lost. So far I've PR'd in Grace and Fran. I need to do a little longer metcon WOD like fight gone bad and see how I score on that.
I decided to go with my cousin Jerrod's advice tonight and work into some heavier weight with low reps right before the WOD so it would feel super light when I did Grace. The 3 rep PR is not too impressive because strangely enough, I really haven't worked with 3 reps much at all with power cleans. Definitely shows that I'm no Olympic lifter, just a guy using O-lifts within the confines of CrossFit, much of which has been self programmed. I could have hit a higher weight with the triple, but then I got it in my head to try for a single rep max. I might have pushed that strategy a little too far by attempting a single rep max and sapped some strength that would have come in handy during Grace. I think I could have shaved a few seconds off my time if I hadn't done the single rep max, but not much. I kept repeating to myself during the workout that I didn't have to stop and rest just because I was out of breathe. It seemed to work as I felt like I pushed the pace pretty hard and didn't really take any type of real rest. I did drop the bar from overhead every single rep which caused me to reset on the bar 29 times, so I guess you could say I took 29 mini rests throughout the workout. Overall I'm very happy with my performance and the three PR's I put up today.