Sept 8,9,10,11 2017

 Jordan Gallup returns as he evacuates Hurricane Irma from Amelia Island.  We gave him the honorary World Championship belt

Jordan Gallup returns as he evacuates Hurricane Irma from Amelia Island.  We gave him the honorary World Championship belt

I have been glued to the Weather Channel for days.  I still have so many friends and assets in the Florida Keys and to see Irma bearing down on the area has been tough to watch.

Everyone but one member of our team evacuated and everyone made it through the storm ok.  We are still waiting to hear how the houses, office and boats faired.  Fingers crossed.

In the mean time, the training continues.

Sept 8

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We tried a workout from the 2017 CrossFit Games from the 50-54 division.  Bar Fight Masters was a good workout.  I will definitely be trying this one again soon.  It exposed a weakness that can be corrected .  I need to be much more comfortable with 155 lbs.  I finished in 7:02 which I was not happy with.  I can move faster and with a little work, I should be able to cycle the barbell much faster.

Saturday

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Saturday called for the Hinshaw work that we have been doing.

I felt my calf a bit from the last Hinshaw workout so I was careful.  Upon the first twinge of pain, I stopped running.  Since we were on a football field, I decided to work on my handstand walks and did 10 yards at a time for 150 yards.  I like that workout, plus I always can improve on my handwalks.

Sunday

I met Reggie down at the Ironman 1/2 Ironman World Championships and watched some very impressive athletes cross the finish line.  The Ironman is of interest and I may do one one day.  Reggie will do the full Ironman in 2 weeks.

Monday

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We tried another from the 2017 Games to see how we might stack up.  I should have watched the video before we tried this one because I could have picked up a tip that could have saved some time.  The Games athletes would snatch the dumbell and then change hands on the way down.  I let the db hit the ground and changed there.  The way they were doing it was much faster.

I will try this one again with the moving across the floor as the Games athletes were doing to get an accurate comparison.

We have some bad weather coming through today as Irma passes south of us.  It may be raining tomorrow so we may be inside.