WODs for the Week of 8/14

This Week’s WODs

*Cycle P/Week 3 of 12*

Short Interval (Mon 5:30pm):  “Roundabout”

2 sets:

200m fast/sprint pace, 500m easy pace; rest 10 seconds

200m fast/sprint pace, 400m easy pace; rest 10 seconds

200m fast/sprint pace, 300m easy pace; rest 10 seconds

200m fast/sprint pace, 200m easy pace

Rest 4:00

Methodology:     Lactate Threshold       Total Distance:  4400m

Scoring:      Score each of the two sets separately. DO NOT count the easy pace runs or rest periods. Simply keep track of your 200m splits, adding them all together at the end of each set. How do you know if you’ve done this workout correctly?? Did your cumulative 800m times (set 1 vs. set 2) MATCH? They should. 🙂

WOD Notes—Your focus in this WOD is your 200m speed. Target an aggressive and sustainable speed for these 200s. Anyone can pick a speed, and then get slower and slower. This strategy would teach hurting real bad–then running slow as a result. The KEY is to use the easy-paced intervals to clear your lactate (fatigue) so that you can maintain your targeted 200m speed. You can pick any easy-paced speed needed to recover.

WOD Math—Each set in this WOD totals 800m of “fast/sprint” running. The GOAL of this workout is to have your cumulative 200m times equal your 800m GOAL time. (You will use your 800m PR time for this workout. Aim to end up faster than your PR time. In other words…your NEW 800m goal time.) Developing experience at this speed or time domain is very important!

For example:  if your 800m PR is 3:25, and you want to aim for an 800m goal time of 3:20, then your 200m intervals should target 50 seconds. This workout will total 1600m at the very high intensity time domain.

*Please figure your pacing PRIOR to coming to class! You WILL NEED a watch!

Long Interval (Thurs 5:30pm):  HERO WOD–“Bradley”

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, 24, of Troy, Illinois, assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, based in Fort Riley, Kansas, was killed on January 3, 2010, by an improvised explosive device in Zhari district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Tiffany, daughter Chloe, parents Gary and Paula, and brother Ryan.

On January 3, 2010, while on a dismounted area reconnaissance patrol in the vicinity of Badvan village, his 13-man platoon-sized element was attacked by indirect mortar fire and an improvised explosive device. The initial attack threw an Airman and a Soldier into an adjacent creek, critically wounding the Airman and mortally wounding the Soldier. A second Soldier was mortally wounded and thrown 200 meters across the village by the blast. Airman Smith, without regard to his own safety, immediately rushed from his covered position, and into the waist-high water of the creek to save his fellow Airman and recover the killed Soldier. After moving the victims of the improvised explosive device attack to the Casualty Collection Point, Airman Smith volunteered to retrieve the soldier thrown across the village. Determined to never leave a comrade behind, Airman Smith proceeded at extreme risk, and without regard to his personal safety, along the eastern edge of the village to the Soldier’s remains. Airman Smith retrieved the fallen Soldier and began maneuvering back through the village toward the extraction site. Airman Smith waded back through the waist-high creek and proceeded toward the Casualty Collection Point. Upon arrival, a second Improvised Explosive Device detonated, killing Airman Smith and the platoon medic instantly.

10 rounds for time of: 

Sprint 100m

10 Pullups

Sprint 100m

10 Burpees

Rest 30 seconds


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