Grizzly Way 131118 & 131119 (You Are Here)
I had something really important planned to talk about today, but over the course of the day I got wrapped up in some things, Barbell Shrugged, work, etc and I’ve since lost the fervor of the AM hours, or maybe I just need more coffee. The idea I was shooting for is that being present in any given moment is becoming one of the most important ideas I’ve come across lately. The theory goes, that a large part of my training issue comes not from the training itself, but some expectation that today will be better than yesterday, or that last week was good and this week was bad. If you remove all of that, and get the most you can from the present task, the issue of improvement, or perspective can be largely ignored – immediate satisfaction is drawn only from the task at hand. Seems somewhat magical right? The problem is it’s far easier theorized than enacted. Yesterday I forgot to even try to find this place in my mind.
I’ve thought of a few ideas, some better than others, but the idea being to remind myself to be present in the moment. Whether it’s right before pulling a 105% snatch or in the middle of a WOD, I wanted something I could look at or feel, something tangible that reminds me to focus my mind on the present. Give it a try – see where you end up. I’d be curious.
AMRAP 15 min:
20 yd Sled Sprint – sprint speed 210
20 yd single arm Farmer’s Carry (100#) R
20 yd single arm Farmer’s Carry (100#) L
This sucked. I don’t even know what else to say about it – I’m unloading is this was all that I had programmed, I did some power snatching to warm up, then hauled over 400# outside to the parking lot to get shit done.
For a 15 minute AMRAP this really beat me up.
90kg (max attempt 95kg)
In 60 sec:
8 Toes to Bar
max Overhead Squats (95#) in remaining minute
14, 13, 13, 13
rest 4 min between rounds
Tuesday was much better in theory than in practice. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Lab, but again my frustration lies not in the performance of the day, but the performance over time. Working up to 100% every week and moving it well, yet not jumping any higher. It gets frustrating. It all just set me in a foul mood. The only thing that jarred me from that was settling into my other work for the day. Both the TTB and OHS work felt good – I was moving well at least. At this point in my day that’s about all I could ask for.