“Helen”

Apr 24th, 2013

Category: Competitor

“Helen”

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…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 that bitch “Helen” again….

Warm Up
3 Rounds
200m Run
7 Kettlebell Cleans
5 Kettlebell Thrusters

Strength
1.Power Clean
2-2-2-2
2. Thruster
2-2-1-1

WOD (20 minutes)
“Helen”
3 Rounds
400m Run
21 Kettlebell swings (1.5,1)
12 Pull-ups

Ca$hout (15 minutes)
50 GHD Sit-ups
50 Hollow Rocks

DISCUSSION 30 Comments

  1. Mullins 04/26/2013 at 3:26 am

    Made this up today

    Clean: 255
    Thruster: 205
    Helen: 7:58

    Need to learn butterfly pull-ups. Tips are welcome.

  2. Mullins 04/26/2013 at 3:26 am

    Made this up today

    Clean: 255
    Thruster: 205
    Helen: 7:58

    Need to learn butterfly pull-ups. Tips are welcome.

  3. Andrea Cooke 04/25/2013 at 12:44 pm

    power clean: 185×2; 200×1 pr
    thruster: 155×2; 170×1

    helen: 8:05…could not hold onto that pullup bar (and miscounted and only did 20 kb reps in second set, so add one more to time)

    muscle up work…thanks Julie and Bish!!

  4. Andrea Cooke 04/25/2013 at 12:44 pm

    power clean: 185×2; 200×1 pr
    thruster: 155×2; 170×1

    helen: 8:05…could not hold onto that pullup bar (and miscounted and only did 20 kb reps in second set, so add one more to time)

    muscle up work…thanks Julie and Bish!!

  5. Julie Arthur 04/25/2013 at 10:42 am

    Snatch: 125×1. Failed 135 a bunch.
    Cleans: 155×2
    Thruster: stopped at 125 shoulder was bugging me

    WOD: 9:05

  6. Julie Arthur 04/25/2013 at 10:42 am

    Snatch: 125×1. Failed 135 a bunch.
    Cleans: 155×2
    Thruster: stopped at 125 shoulder was bugging me

    WOD: 9:05

  7. bowler 04/25/2013 at 1:36 am

    power cleans 265
    thruster 235
    helen 8:50

  8. bowler 04/25/2013 at 1:36 am

    power cleans 265
    thruster 235
    helen 8:50

  9. Bish 04/25/2013 at 12:37 am

    Snatch work up to 175
    Power clean 255
    Thruster 215, missed 235
    Helen: 7:33 RX

  10. Bish 04/25/2013 at 12:37 am

    Snatch work up to 175
    Power clean 255
    Thruster 215, missed 235
    Helen: 7:33 RX

  11. Dudley 04/25/2013 at 12:33 am

    215×2 pr, 225×1 pr; 185pr; 8:17

  12. Dudley 04/25/2013 at 12:33 am

    215×2 pr, 225×1 pr; 185pr; 8:17

  13. McGuire 04/24/2013 at 7:03 pm

    Warm up: Done
    Power Clean: 245# PR
    Thruster: 205# PR
    Helen: 8:54

  14. McGuire 04/24/2013 at 7:03 pm

    Warm up: Done
    Power Clean: 245# PR
    Thruster: 205# PR
    Helen: 8:54

  15. Petra 04/24/2013 at 5:54 pm

    Warm-up: Done
    Power clean: 125
    Thrusters: 115
    Helen: 9:59 Rx
    Cash-out: Done!

  16. Petra 04/24/2013 at 5:54 pm

    Warm-up: Done
    Power clean: 125
    Thrusters: 115
    Helen: 9:59 Rx
    Cash-out: Done!

  17. Kara 04/24/2013 at 5:15 pm

    Warm up: done
    Power Clean: 130#
    Thruster: 125#
    Wod: 12:25
    Cash out: did 50 hollow rocks, stopped GHD at 30 when I started seeing stars 🙁

  18. Kara 04/24/2013 at 5:15 pm

    Warm up: done
    Power Clean: 130#
    Thruster: 125#
    Wod: 12:25
    Cash out: did 50 hollow rocks, stopped GHD at 30 when I started seeing stars 🙁

  19. Will 04/24/2013 at 1:25 pm

    Warm-up: done w/1.5 pood
    PCs: 235 – these have felt crappy recently
    Thrusters: up to 215
    Helen: 9:20 Rx
    Cash-out: done

  20. Will 04/24/2013 at 1:25 pm

    Warm-up: done w/1.5 pood
    PCs: 235 – these have felt crappy recently
    Thrusters: up to 215
    Helen: 9:20 Rx
    Cash-out: done

  21. Bish 04/24/2013 at 11:40 am

    Cliff must be headed to boomerangs

  22. Bish 04/24/2013 at 11:40 am

    Cliff must be headed to boomerangs

  23. Gambee 04/24/2013 at 5:24 am

    Yaaa brotherrrr

  24. Gambee 04/24/2013 at 5:24 am

    Yaaa brotherrrr