Archive for February 27th, 2009

I’ll do the pressing work tomorrow.

Lots and lots of stuff I haven’t even thought about eating in a long time.

Claire is truly awesome. Having kids is the best thing ever, and it’s been an insane year. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved and been through as a little family.

New little person. Special care. Enormous project with huge challenges. New job / promotion. Bike vs Car crash. Sold house. Moved home and commuted from Ballarat for six months. Found and bought new house. And back to Melbourne again.

If we sat down and planned this 12 months ago I would have said it would be too much to get through / survive without going nuts in a single year. And here we are.


Front Squats: 3×5
5 @ 60kg
5 @ 65kg
5 @ 70kg

Back Squats: 1×15-20
16 @ 60kg



The Magic 50
5 Swings (each arm)
5 Snatches (each arm)
10 burpees
60 seconds rest
5 rounds

Snatches and swings @ 20kg DB


0:13:14 (previously 11:58 w/17.5kg)


Front squats are hard! I used to take pride in these (vertical spine!) but I’ve fallen waaay out of practice. Good to try them on again. 5 at 70kg was tough. The 16 back squats at 60kg was also tough, but a different kind of tough. I like these and think there might be some real carry-over to steel climbing on the bike. It’s a very similar feeling to grinding up a long climb.

20kg for the Magic 50 was pretty damn good actually. I’m not sure whether I included the rest in the total time the first time I did – it doesn’t seem like I should be faster with 20kg than 17.5, but I didn’t pause throughout the whole workout this time, and my notes for last time talk about slowing down at the end, which usually means breaking things up. I’m either 1:16 slower or 2:44 faster. I think it’s the latter. I hope it is, anyway. I’m certainly in better shape now.

As a side note, I’ve signed up to race with Baum at the Mont 24 Hour race as part of their 4 or 6 man team. The race is the week after the end of CFSB. I’m sticking with the strength focus and will suck up the suffering on the bike. Here’s to finishing what you start.

Food [P/C/F]

  • Steel cut oats w/WPI, peach, macadamias [5/7/8] (peach was a bit big)
  • Nectarine (PWO) [0/1/0]
  • Coffee
  • Kanga meat loaf, apple, macadamias [4.5/2/5]
  • Steak sandwich, chips [uh oh]
  • Two beers
  • Fruit binge! [0/lots/0]
  • Lamb chops, veggies, macadamias [4/2/4]
  • Cottage cheese, nectarine, macadamias [2/2/2]

February 2009

On the bike

CrossFit benchmarks

100 Burpees: 11:07 10:32
50 Burpees: 4:24
Angie: 30:47 (60 pull-ups only)
Annie: ---
Cindy: 13 rounds
Dianne: 39:07 (scaled)
Elizabeth: 24:47 (scaled)
Fight Gone Bad (3 rounds): 311
Filthy Fifty: 31:16
Fran: 10:31
Grace (35 kg): 4:25
Hangover Cure: 8 rounds
Helen: 11:10
Jeremy: 13:33
Kelly: 36:09
Linda (scaled): 1:17:04
Michael: 32:30
Murph: 54:17
Nancy: 17:30 (scaled to 35 kg)
Nate: 7 rounds (scaled)
Nicole: 3 rounds, 19 pullups

Row 1k: 3:26.3
Row 2k: 7:15.4
Row 500m: 1:35.7
Run 5k: 24:05 (Feb 17)

Weightlifting PBs

Bench Press: ---
Clean: 70kg
Jerk: 70kg
Press: 52.5kg
Snatch: 47.5kg+
Squat (back): 102.5kg
Squat (front): 85kg (x2)
Deadlift: 130kg
CrossFit Total: 623


3RM OHS: 55kg
3RM Front squat: 82.5kg (x5)
3RM Back squat: 90kg
3RM Deadlift: 130kg
5RM Press: 45kg
5RM Front squat: 82.5kg
5RM Back squat: 90kg
5RM Deadlift: 120
20RM Back squat: 65kg