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“Tommy V”

21 Thrusters (115/ 80)

12 Rope Climbs

15 Thrusters

9 Rope Climbs

9 Thrusters

6 Rope Climbs

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We will always tell you to relax during a workout, but that doesn’t mean lower the intensity. It means to not expend any extra energy.  I like the description of the runner who can feel his cheeks bouncing up and down he is so relaxed.  The idea is that it takes energy to contort the face in pain or to gasp for air and you want to save all of that for whatever is doing the work!

I wanted to share a breakthrough moment I had while performing Eva this week, involving my breathing.  While running my second 800 meters, in the parking lot by myself, I was suddenly aware of the sound of my breathing.  It was coming out short and shallow, I was gasping, but stubbornly moving along.  This was my second run, I thought, fuck, I can’t go through the entire workout breathing like this, it will be miserable!  I began to take big long breathes, trying to relax, even though I wanted to breathe faster, I just kept taking big deep breaths while I continued to run.  About half way through, I began to feel reenergized and I could hold my form a bit better!  I returned to the gym invigorated and went straight for that hellish kettlebell and swung it ten times!  Each round I focused on my breathing during the run and returned to the gym in a ready state, ending with a 14 minute PR!  This is an experience I will not soon forget when things get tough.  Try to stay relaxed and enjoy the experience!

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