New week, new WoD. This time it is a two part no time cap beast WoD for the SOLID OPEN On-line Qualifier
Clean and Jerk (GTOH) 1 rep max within 3 minutes
REST 3 MINUTES
STARTING ON 7TH MINUTE (WHEN CLOCK STRIKES 06:00, LET THE TIMER RUN)
60 Double Unders
50 Wall Balls (9kg)
40 Kettlebell Swings (24kg)
20 Squat Cleans (60kg)
10 HandStand Pushups
SCORE WILL BE TIME MINUS 6 MINUTES!
Yesterday I met up with Mathias at lunch to give the first of three on-line qualifiers in the Solid Open a shot.
The first WOD a 15 minute AMRAP
As many rounds as possible within 15 minutes of:
6 CHEST TO BAR PULL UPS
9 SHOULDER TO OVERHEAD 30 KG
12 FRONT SQUATS 30 KG
It is amazing how many Swedes look forward to mid-summers eve. I have lived in Sweden since 2001, but this was my 16th mid-summer in Sweden, and I can only remember it being a nice day 2-3 times max.
So the topic of the majority of conversations the week building up to mid-summers eve include, who are you spending the day with, where are you going, and something about the weather.
So 10 months after TYR Warriors (Fredrik Björn & I) sign up for this summers Swimrun races we finally made it to a starting line. Last Saturday we started and finished the 28km Stockholm Swimrun.
Yesterday was a travel day for me. Started at 9:30 am and got into my hotel room around 01:30 am this morning. Got to watch Wild Card, Seventh Son, Robot Overlords & Project Almanac during the flight over. Depending on how early I can go to bed on Thursday I might have to sleep on the flight to Stockholm so I am not tired on Saturday for the Stockholm Swimrun.
It’s a scary but at the same time an exciting feeling. I was forced to pack for a race 6 days in advance, so now come Thursday/Friday I won’t be overwhelmed with what to pack. I arrive in Stockholm around 2 pm and if for some reason would notice that I am missing something I think I can find a replacement in town. Or if I am lucky I realize it Thursday night and can ask Fredrik to take it up to Stockholm on the train.
Hoping to get to the hotel by 5 pm today so I can get some sun. Depending on the plan after work with my colleagues I might even try to get in a quick run, otherwise I will save my workouts for the mornings since we have pick up at 8:45 I have all the time in the work to run before an 8 am breakfast.
Last Saturday I was told that I would be going back to the Emirates to help with our manufacturing, so this week I booked my trip. I will be gone 8 days, but the last two I will be in Stockholm for my first Swimrun race.
I thought I would be done with all my travels back in march/april, but it is starting to feel like I might be making this trip a few more times through Dec.
Less than 11 days left until Fredrik and I make our debute in Swimrun.
Last night we jogged around a lake for 6.5km together. I had 1km before meeting up with Fredrik and 2.5km after to get up to 10km.
No pain or discomfort today so that’s a good sign. I thought we held 6min/km but we were closer to 6:15. But we were relaxed and talked the entire time.
Depending on the weather I think stockholm swimrun will take us about 3.5 hrs –> 2.5 running and 1 swimming.