6/29/17

Operation Red Wings

Chris and I have the GoRuck Tough event tomorrow so if I was going to get Operation Red Wings in, I had to do it on Thursday with the coaches. Sign me up! 😃

I will continually say that Operation Red Wings is probably in the top 3 for the hardest workouts I do all year. It combines endurance, strength, and mental strength all in one.

4 Rounds For Time:

3 Barbell Complex (115/80#)
800m Run
8 Barbell Burpees (115/80#)
800m Run
8 Thrusters (115/80#)
800m Run

Result: 1:46:36 (nearly Rx)

I felt great through the first three rounds of the workout. I was finished with those rounds roughly around 1:10:00. Going into the last set of barbell complexes, I knew my shoulders were fried. I finished the first two complexes. Then, on the third one, the unthinkable happened. I dropped the bar on the split jerk. It mentally screwed me. I tried another complex, but I couldn’t pull it off. I ended up finishing by just doing a push jerk so my last complex wasn’t fully Rx. Fuck. I can’t wait to get after this one again next year and finish it off Rx.

7/2/16

Warm-up

200m Run
6 Samson Complex
6 Goblet Stretch
Shoulder Circuit
Clean practice with empty bar

WOD

Operation Red Wing

4 RFT:
3 Big Clean Complex
800m Run
8 Burpees
800m Run
8 Thrusters
800m Run

Each Big Clean Complex consists of:

High Hang Clean
Hang Clean
Clean
Push Press
High Hang Clean
Hang Clean
Clean
Push Jerk
High Hang Clean
Hang Clean
Clean
Split Jerk

*Without dropping the bar

Completed the workout with 95#. Took me 1:14:22. What a doozy! For each Big Clean Complex, I rested :30 between sets. Last set smoked me on each round! Looking forward to doing this with 115# next year.