Rowing WOD 4/10/13:
3 Rounds for Time …
1k Row, 50 Push Ups
1k Run, 50 Pull Ups
From time to time CrossFit creates a new WOD that is a step above all the rest. These are called Hero WODs. They are named after Heroes who have given their lives in the line of duty. Every time we perform a Hero WOD is an opportunity to think outside ourselves and push a little bit harder for those that put themselves in harm’s way for us.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been preparing ourselves physically and mentally to crush this workout in its entirety. Today’s Rowing WOD is the full thing, an awesome Hero WOD named Hamilton. Today is the day to push ourselves harder, execute our rowing, and honor Hamilton. Your focus should be to push the pace on the running, push ups, and pull ups. Figure out how you’re going to game each movement to get through it the fastest.
On the 1k Row I would like to see everyone execute the first 1k of your 2k race plan. We will be testing our 2k again soon and today is a great opportunity to build confidence and hit your new 2k splits. Start quick and light, settle with breathing, and execute every stroke with balanced power. Stay strong mentally and physically. Look back at what you did in the last 2 weeks and try to hold a consistent pace through the whole workout. If you can, negative split the run and the row to make each round a little faster than the first.
Execute your game plan. Smooth is Fast!
Post your time and average splits for the 1k’s to comments. Below is something to think about as you push through the pain.
Three rounds for time of:
Row 1000 meters
Run 1000 meters
U.S. Army Specialist Adam Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio, assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kansas, died on May 28, 2011 in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his father Scott Hamilton, step-mother Connie Hamilton, mother Nancy Krestan, brothers Brandon Hamilton and Nick Kristan, and sisters Shawney and Taya Hamilton.