Ah “Helen”… the last time we did “Helen” I didn’t Rx the KB swings and it took me just under 13 min. This time around, we started with a challenging warm up (our warm up is YOUR workout, right?) which was 3 rounds of:
- 30 double unders
- 10 push ups
- 1 min hand stand hold
We then went to “Helen”. At the request of one of the coaches (the cutest one, by far), I started off with the 2 pood big boy. If you don’t know what “Helen” is, it is 3 rounds of:
- 400m run
- 21 KB Swings (2 pood RX+ (1 round), 1.5 pood Rx (2 rounds))
- 12 pull ups
My time this go round was 17:44.
After this, we did a strength WOD of:
- 5 – 5 – 5 push press
My weights were 95#, 135#, and finally 155#.
I did a little bit better at the double unders than I thought I would. I also did all minutes of the hand stands without breaking. The push presses went pretty well. I would have liked to have tried 165#, but I was really just done by the time we got there.
“Helen” was rough. By the time I swung the 2 pood 21 times, I pretty much felt like I was DONE. After that first round, I went down to the 1.5 pood, but still came in just about 5 minutes longer than my previous “Helen” time. Suck.
I felt really good up until I finished those 21 KB swings. After that, I was mentally finished. I am not sure how, I even finished the WOD.