Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sometimes you win, and other times you learn....learn to recover properly.


I've got to do some sort of major overhaul on my training or my programming.  I'm not going to get into the details, mostly because I don't know them! All I know is that my training this morning sucked ass.  And anybody that know me, knows that I'm not a negative talker, so let me rephrase....

This mornings training was not planned to go down the way it did, but I made some choices based on circumstances, not on proper recovery.

It was cold a HELL in the garage gym this morning.  Normally I'm fine with it because once we get going it's hardly noticeable.  I had a busy morning scheduled with a heavy swing workout and then a line up of private sessions that forced me to plan an afternoon GS practice of my own later in the day, allowing me to have some time between a short heavy workout, eat, then nap in the afternoon, then train again...which was fine except....

I did not think I "overdid" my heavy swing workout, and in fact I took the rest of the hour's workout to go easy, doing some light clean and presses, simply to warm up my shoulders.  Did some demo with my first session and then....my second cancelled, leaving me with 1 hour in the bitter cold, waiting for the next.  I went inside, heated up some coffee, thought about taking a shower, but an entire hour?  It was too much of a temptation to go back out and do my GS sets, freeing me later that day of trying to get the motivation to get back out in the gym at 4:00 (technically a time to wind down for the evening). Am I rambling?

Long story short.  Not good.  Not as planned.  The last thing I wanted to do, stone cold, was wet my shirt down and attempt three jerk sets I had not even come close to doing in months.  (the wet shirt was really the worst part)  I was in such a bad mood after such failure that by the time I got to my snatch set I just didn't care.  I wasn't feeling it, I was missing the insertion, the back of my right forearm was sore, and my hands were aching.  Wow, what a whiner, huh?  I did complete the prescribed 4 minutes R, but I just couldn't pull my head out of my ass and felt I had to put the bell down after only 1.5 min L.

Okay, day over.  Re-set.  Do it better next time. Forgive and forget.

These three sets were supposed to be 16rpm!  Um, not.  I knew going into the sets that my first goal was 2/2 min (32/32 x 3 sets), NOT r's pm, so for that I didn't stress, I was only concerned about time.  What I wasn't expecting is how bad it sucked.  That's just the reality of it.  I'm not saying that I sucked, only that today's sets, for whatever reason, were not successful.

#1 (29/25)



#2 (this was the worst in terms of technique, 25/20)




#3 (22/19)




Snatch (81/37)






2 comments:

Diana said...

Tracy-
You don't hide and don't lie. You deal with the truth, learn the lessons, endure the consequences of reality, and move on.
You keep your best wishes and your biggest goals close to your heart and dedicate time to them everyday.

AND...I think you just have "I'm going to have sooooo much fun in the snow next month" thoughts on your brain!!!!

Tracy Mangold said...

I second Diana's comments.