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Oct 1 Log

Slept for about 7.5 hours Sunday night, woke up feeling fine, but not energetic.  Sleep Cycle rated it at 84% sleep quality.  I don't recall much else at the time of this writing, so this portion of the log is going to be short.

Today's workout... 

Thoughts on the workout:

If I had one word to describe the strength and metcon today, it would be brutal.  Somehow I was the only person in the class who had done a 20 rep set of back squats before.  I guess it'd been a while and we had a lot of folks who were relatively new compared to me.  My previous best was 160lbs for 20 reps.  Today I partnered up with my friend Josh and we both slammed out 165lbs for 20 reps (PR).  It was way too low of a weight.  If we didn't have to do the metcon right after that, I think we both would have liked to give it another shot at a higher weight.  Will have to remember next time this comes up and aim for a higher weight.  So... the metcon.... 10 minutes to try and get 100 backsquats at 75% of our 20 rep weight.  Josh and I both went RX and went with 120lbs for the metcon.  Oh, did I mention that every minute on the minute you had to do 5 burpees?  Lets just say this got REAL TIRING, REAL QUICK.  I was aiming to do 10 reps per minute.  This glorious idea of mine lasted a whopping two rounds.  My sets then quickly dropped off to ~4 reps per round.  I ended up only getting 48 reps in total in the 10 rounds.  If I had aimed to do 6 reps a round, I might have done better.  Going for 10 a round was too much for me and my lack of endurance.  Noted for next time.

Food Log:

Breakfast: Three eggs, three slices bacon, half of a grapefruit.
Lunch: Lettuce wrap turkey/tomato/cucumber/bean sprouts, Lettuce wrap tuna/tomato/cucumber, pickle.
Dinner: Ground Bison stuffed bell peppers.

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