Today’s training was a lesson in patience and focus. When presented with a 20-Minute EMOM consisting of only two movements, the task laid out is fairly simple. Today it was burpees and double-unders. The number of each was not in any way insurmountable. But over the course of a mere 20 minutes, we were able to witness a large and encompassing range of emotions from the groups. On one hand we had confidence, stability, determination, fortitude, success. On the other we saw frustration, doubt, anger, weakness, quit.
Many people let their bodies control their minds, instead of forcing their minds to control their bodies. It is truly amazing to witness all of this as a coach, and many times it’s not possible in other settings or in other workouts that are set up differently. On a minute clock, it’s easy to see where people finish within the minute, and when they fail or breakdown and are not able to complete something.
The success or failure to me is never as interesting – or telling – as how the athlete reacts to the success or failure. Sometimes they immediately dismiss it and move on to the next task. Others the bend at the waist, place their hands on their knees and breathe uncontrollably, presumably dwelling on what just happened.
This is our school. This is our church. This is where people come to learn and this is where people come to confess. At the end of the day, it is my hope that they have learned something, atoned for their sins and cleansed their mind, body and spirit. Tomorrow will be a new day with new challenges.
Week 11 Training: 14.10.14
A. Not for Time:
25/25 Turkish Getups – AHAP
B. For Time:
60′ Handstand Walk
20 C2B Pull-ups
40′ Handstand Walk
10 Bar Muscle-Ups
20′ Handstand Walk
C. 2 Mile Run @ 20/10# Weight Vest