Thursday, April 19, 2012

PR: Grace

Today I set a new personal record for the WOD called Grace (30 reps of clean and jerk at 135 lb, for time): 6:13. That's about 2.5 minutes faster than my old PR. I'll aim for sub-6 next time.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Sea of Rails

The 50% of my readership that has enjoyed China MiƩville's writing will be glad to hear that he has yet another novel coming out this May, 12 months after Embassytown was published. The new book, Railsea, is, as the blurb indicates, a recasting of Moby-Dick into a fantasy setting. What the blurb doesn't indicate is that the book is aimed at young-adult (and older) readers. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PR: Elizabeth

I set a new personal record for Elizabeth last Tuesday: 12:02. That's not a great time, but it is a 4-minute improvement for me. As with many of the PRs I've set in the last few years, this record was not the result of improved fitness so much as improved technique and tactics.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

PR: Elizabeth

My personal record for the workout known as Elizabeth was set way back in July 13, 2010. It's 16 minutes, 10 seconds. I don't think I've done that WOD since then.