Some lessons take longer to learn than others. This one took exactly one minute. WEAR SOCKS!
After the first minute of double unders, I could feel the blister forming on the bottom of my big toe. No, I didn’t stop the WOD to get socks. I totally could have, and in hindsight should have, but I didn’t. I’ll admit it was interesting anazlyzing the effect the sore toe had on my jump, but I should have been focusing on effective jumping as opposed to avoiding painful landings. Ah well. I knocked out almost 400 in the WOD, so I decided to keep going and hit 500. Then I figured…what’s another 100? Finished with a grand total of 600 for the day. Got done and there was blood trickling down my shin. Don’t remember a specific lashing that felt particularly painful…there were so many to choose from! The concrete driveway is gonna do a number on the plastic casing around my rope, which will probably in turn do a number on my legs. Gonna be good times!
Day 4 of the RPM Training 10k November challenge. Sitting at 800/10,000 double unders. If you’re looking to improve your jump rope skills, definitely head over and sign up for the challenge!