Rowing and burpees, such a brutal combination! Dugan make them look easy!
Pacing and consistency are important mental and physical elements of CrossFit and many other athletic endeavors. This is especially so in the long workout like the one from CrossFit Linchpin we are doing today.
Often times, after a coach says, "3, 2, 1, GO!" we see people go crazy fast at the start only to seriously slow down as the workout continues. While we love the assertiveness to go for it, many times in CrossFit and life, it's the ability to pace and be consistent that will get you where you want to go.
Developing pace and consistency takes practice and mindfulness. During today's workout, pay attention to your breathing, pay attention to your posture, pay attention to what you're doing with your face.
The moment you notice that you're body is no longer in a good position, slow down. Once you're recovered, pick up the pace just a little bit. Resist the urge to go breakneck only to breakdown.
Keeping a consistent pace that allows you to keep the intensity high is way better than flying and dying. A consistent pace helps with your mental toughness. Knowing that you can keep going, even when it hurts, is a great lesson in CrossFit that translates wonderfully to life.
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