i remember back in the day when i was still an avid road runner, i got very frustrated with myself when i'd do a 10 or 15km run and my time was way worse than my personal best. my training partner gave me some valuable advice that changed my whole approach to training runs and races. he said that you must "listen" to your body. you will not feel the same, or will not be in the same condition every time you're going for a run. sometimes you'll feel great, which means chances are that you'll have a good run. but you'll get days where you're not 100% on top of your game. when you feel like that, know that you're run is not going to be great and pace yourself accordingly.
as i said, that changed my whole approach to the sport, to the extent that i knew whether i'll run a PB or not.
this morning when i got up, i just knew that i'm going to have a shit workout!! maybe i had a little too much to drink last night, maybe i didn't sleep well, i don't know, but i just didn't felt on top of my game, almost to the point where i had to force myself to train. not quite so bad, cause i was really looking forward to D3 and to see how i would fare, but i also knew that it won't be the best of workouts.
so off i went to my little corner to warm up in preparation for battle.
last week i only managed 8 pull-ups - this week i did all ten in sets of 2/2/1/1/1/1/1/1. only the first two sets were pull-ups, the rest were either chin-ups or alternating grip. i'm still not happy with my form though. sometimes i can't get my chin above the bar, so there is clearly still some work to be done.
as opposed to last week's 21 straight push-ups, i did 2 sets this morning of 15 and 6.
squats were done all 21 in a row.
i didn't time myself with a stop watch, so i'm not too sure about the accurate time of the workout, but it was in the region of 5 min's. not yet ready to move to L2 though.
next week is my rest week. seeing that i'm still on L1, i'll just do some cardio and a bit of punch bag. when i started SF i realy thought this rest week would be a waste of time. i don't think so anymore! i can can feel that my muscles took some strain over the last three weeks and they deserve a rest! come week 5 i'll tackle L1 with renewed energy and strength!!!