Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Miracle on Ice, February 22, 1980, Lake Placid, NY.

“No one has ever worked hard enough to skate with the Soviet team for an entire game. Gentlemen, we are gonna work hard enough.”
-Herb Brooks

I went to Lake Placid in 1979 and saw the Olympic team practice. I was 14 years old when this all went down, what a formative age.

At the age of 16 I met Jim Peckham, Olympic wresting coach. Actually I lived in his garage and wrestled under his tutelage for a week. His motto was “Earn the right to Win.” Man did we work.

Every athlete has a different goal, a different drive. Amongst individuals these goals can change depending on the competition, event, or even evolve over the years.

So yeah this year it’s not “Earn the right Win”

Last year I proved that a pull in the hamstring is a hell of a long way from the heart. This year it’s time to earn that heart again and experience that effort healthy!


A. 12:00 to find max sqcl thruster, worked up to 185#, back was tight, right sacrum stuck.
B. HERO WOD DT. Did not start, back was not good.

2 hours later

C. PROWLER with Murphy and Grace. That leaned over position of the Prowler was OK on the back.
Aerobic work, 25y push, 50m shuttle run, 25y push, 50y shuttle run x 11 rounds in a 1:2 work to rest ratio.

Every 2:30 x 6 (3 each)
Odd max c2b pull-ups
Even max HSPU
Results 36/28, 27/15, 20,15 (kipped the 3rd set)
TOUGH EFFORT, really sapped me
8min AMRAP
150 DU cash-in
12 Wall Balls
8 Burpees
Results: Had a NASTY pump from WOD A wasn’t moving well.
5 +5reps

RESTED 90 minutes

Hit WOD B again.
6 +5 reps
Great training. Good to hit it the first time under tough conditions then the 2nd time a bit more rested.

D. An appointment with DR Paul to fix that stuck low back…OH YEAH!!!

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