Wendler DL deloading week
115 x 5
145 x 5
175 x 5
7 KB swings (24kg)
Remember that “edge” I wanted to get back? I had it today.
I’m 13 days into a strict paleo experiment, and I’m starting to feel the cyborg-like performance effects. The only problem is getting sleep—I taught the 6 & 7 AM classes with Mr. Jones today, and the 4:55 AM wakeup call left me totally knackered. I’m always trying to reduce stress and sleep more, and now it’s more critical than ever. I’m running on a level of coffee consumption not seen since I last uttered the words “Finals Week.”
I had a great talk with Pat Farris after class tonight about overtraining, periodization, and the inner game of CrossFit. He gave me some great context for training, especially when you’re already a high performer. I started out at CFLA very, very humbly, and have come miles in my performances. Now, though, the inches I’m fighting for will be as hard to get as those miles. Every day here, you get the chance to redline it and go for broke on a workout. But you can’t do it every single day. I’ve been going pretty hard for a long time. After the team trials are over, I think a week or two without CrossFit training will be in order. Walking, yoga, some lifting, and maybe some classes in things I haven’t tried. Boxing? Rowing? Spinning? Who knows.
And when I come back, I’m coming straight for Zach.