Tomorrow is an important day for those of you who are participating in the Fall Challenge! The benchmark you set during the prelim is the gauge that you will use to see how much you improve over the course of the challenge. Here are a few pointers that I follow to prepare for a big day like this:
1. Prepare yourself ahead of time by getting proper nutrition and hydration today - also, it probably would be a good idea to get to bed a little earlier than usual. I can tell you from personal experience that I usually wish I would have slept more the night before an event...
2. On a related note it is important to know how your body reacts to eating before a workout. Personally, I prefer to eat no less than 90-120 minutes prior to a workout. I usually stick with something light (a couple strips of chicken and a half a sweet potato, for example) because the last thing I want is to feel bogged down mid-workout. In short, avoid eating a lot right before you meet up with Fran.
3. Show up early so that you can sign up for a heat and stretch out. Fran is a sprint and it helps if you are properly warmed up before the clock starts ticking. Spend some quality time with a foam roller and a lacrosse ball - you'll be glad you did.
4. Get your mind right. How you do this is completely up to you. For me I like to have a strategy for how to attack the workout and I also like to feel the flood of adrenaline in my veins. There are a few personal things that I read before an important workout because they help me get centered. Do whatever it is that you need to do to get in the zone.
Some of your fellow 818ers showing off a different method of climbing a tree.
A. EMOTM 12 Minutes:
2 clean + 1 jerk
*increase weight every three minutes
B. Max Consecutive Double Unders or AMRAP 4 minutes of Single Unders
C. Death by Clean & Jerk (135/95)
Posted by Commish.