“Helen”

Apr 24th, 2013

Category: CrossFit

“Helen”

Shelby- Climbing Walls

Shelby- Climbing Walls

Save the Date: 06-08-2013- CrossFit Southie Internal Throwdown. More info is coming soon!

…my palms start to sweat, how can a workout make me feel so queasy? The coach yells “3, 2..” I guess this means it’s time… “..1, go!” I’m out the door on my first 400. I’m excited and moving really fast but decide to take it down a notch and settle into a pace…I don’t want to red-line. On my way back, I’m the first one in and right on my kettlebell. Aggressively ripping the kettlebell down each time and firing it back up to near regional standard, 21 swings in a row. I drop the bell and jump right on the bar for 12 easy butterflies and I’m back out the door. I’m breathing a little heavier now, can I keep up this pace? The 200 out seems longer, but I feel like I’m running close to the same speed but with my body a little weaker. All I can think about is how are these swings going to feel this go around? Back in the door, immediately back on the bell. 21 in a row and right up on the bar. I feel my grip starting to wear but I’m able to knock out the pull ups and head back out the door. Time to push and hold on for dear life. I pick up the pace on the run. My mouth is dry, I feel like I might throw up, I want to slow down, I want to stop at the turn around but suddenly realize this will all be over soon…. I pick up the pace even more on the way back. In through the door with a quick glance at the clock. I can make it if I move! Back on the bell aggressively ripping it down and locking it out over my head for another unbroken set. No time for chalk during this wod, back on the pull up bar, holding on for dear life for every last rep until I hit my 12. I drop from the bar and look over my shoulder up at the clock.. a new PR and thankfully a long time before I have a run in with “Helen” again….

WOD
“Helen”
3 Rounds
400m Run
21 Kettlebell swings (1.5,1)
12 Pull-ups

Level 2- (1,.75)
Level 1- (0.75,0.5)

Ca$hout
50 Sit-ups
50 Hollow Rocks
2 minutes of plank holding

DISCUSSION 8 Comments

  1. JeffSully 04/25/2013 at 2:44 am

    I’m there guys…maybe it’s time to dust off my inov8’s and my Southie WOD shorts and make a comeback…can’t miss this one, breakout the PVC pipe and abmat, I’ll be signing autographs in the parking lot haha

  2. nicole d 04/25/2013 at 2:22 am

    WOD: 14:09, blue band

  3. kendra 04/25/2013 at 1:17 am

    Fun to do Helen again.

    7/10/12: 13:27, 0.5 pood, green band

    today: 12:02, 1 pood, skinny purple band (arg – almost met goal of less than 12, but tore my hand instead)

  4. jason barrow 04/25/2013 at 12:55 am

    7/10/12 – 11:54 Rx
    Tonight – 11:45 Rx

    Just flipped a couple numbers around. I like the idea of all of my Helen times being variations of 1-1-4-5. If I ever fall down to 14:15 I’ll have the excuse of keeping up with the theme.

  5. L Lebo 04/25/2013 at 12:31 am

    What a beautiful evening. More of these please! 11:58/.75 pood.

  6. Kara 04/24/2013 at 11:52 pm

    Hooray for the throwdown! It’s amazing how much better everyone has gotten since last time! I marked my calendar for it!

  7. DXLi 04/24/2013 at 2:24 pm

    Ooo. Gotta dress up for this hot date.

  8. nicole d 04/24/2013 at 12:07 am

    Yeessss!!!! Internal Throwdown! Wooty woot!! Keep up the core ca$houts;)