Tuesday 110517

As many rounds as possible in 20:00 minutes:

50 Double unders
5 Handstand push-ups
10 Ring dips
15 Push-ups

Post rounds and additional reps to comments. 


The optimal experience is something that we all unwittingly chase. Success in the experience, hard work and expertise coming together in a singular effort. The feeling that a true optimal experience provides us with is what drives us to try harder on a daily basis, bringing us closer to the reward. We remove ourselves from all the distractions and personal needs, simply to attain a balance in action and attention.

This video presents Chris Solinski amid his optimal experience.  This is his "debut" competition 10k, which results in an American record. In the race, Chris removes himself from all the distraction around him and allows his experience and bodily awareness to take action.  In the final 800m, he passes other competitors like they are running an entirely different race.  See if you can figure out the split on his last 800m (and 400m for that matter).  Enjoy the video!


  1. bjackson :

    Oh man that is totally incred!!!!!

  2. Inspiring. Wow

  3. heather s :

    This was so amazing!!!! What a humble dude to boot! Just a few seconds faster than my niece Leigh Ann Soistmann who set her school 800m record Wednesday @ 2:22.47!!!! Here’s to doing some speed work!!!

  4. That looked like a relaxed jog. He took that to a whole notha level.

  5. Dan Watson :

    2nd to last 400m was 1:02
    Last 400m was :56
    last 800m = 1:58
    That’s after running 5.7 miles at a 4:30/mile pace. Holy crap that boy can run!

  6. Jeff :

    Watermelons explode in China’s patches [NBC: 5-17-2011]

  7. Cruz :

    I’ve never had a workout that destroyed my ability to do push-ups like this one. Kudos to the coaches for something that’s pushed me to the limit…
    Also I was able to do 60 double unders yesteday; I’ve never done that many in a WOD before.
    Verve fucking rules.

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