The importance of tracking

The last 5 months I’ve dedicated my training to a variation of the conjugate training to 1 – GET STRONGER, and 2 – give my achilles more time to heal.

I sit 12 weeks out from my return competition, The Beast of the East, and it’s time to start testing the waters.  I’ve teamed back up with Brian Yoak in preparation for the 2013 season, and his goal this week is to get some benchmark wods under my belt to test where I’m at physically as well as give us something to test in 6 weeks.

The first on the list ‘Elizabeth’ – 21-15 -9 Cleans at 95lbs and Ring Dips.  A good movement paired with a crap movement.  3…2….1…..GO!  As expected, the cleans weren’t an issue, and the rind dips were a struggle.  I finished in 6:19, and was pleased but not happy until I looked back at my log and discovered that my previous PR was almost 6min slower.  WOW!  I thought I was bad at dips now, I must have been TERRIBLE at them before.  But instead of beating myself up after that wod, I’m patting myself on the back.

Track…..track….track…..If you don’t know where you’ve been, it’s hard to tell where you’ve gotten.