Hiatus observations

Posted on: Monday May 3, 2010

  • When I’m riding I miss CrossFit (ok, high intensity mixed-modal training).
  • When I’m CrossFitting, I miss riding.
  • When I’m not training at all, I miss riding.

Interesting, non?

On top of this, I spent the night painting big, white walls and listening to a Robb Wolf talk about the fantastic application of generalist fitness to the general population and ‘GPP specialists’ (combat / rescue professionals etc). Specifically he lamented the tendency of the generalist obsession to prevent people athletes from feeling free about running (toward specialisation) with their passions and gifts.

Generalised specialisation, whether through phases of block periodisation or seasonal training or complimentary strength and conditioning (hmmm?) is a pretty rad thing. I don’t know any pure CrossFitters, let alone anyone who’s really gone after the strength-power-SE-GPP  periodised version that seems to set people up to be monsters, but if I think of people who are fast on bikes and people who are GPP strong, they’re Jeff, John, Jase, Jim and, more recently Neil.


What does this mean coming out of a couple of months of inactivity and into an off-season with nothing but the intention to build some strength? Practically speaking, not a lot. Or everything.


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May 2010
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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: 24:00

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


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