Between rest weeks and race recovery, substantial gaps between lift-heavy-thing WOD’s (3.5 weeks this time) occur every once in a while. It’s cool, I’d rather not be in the gym during the summer anyways. That being said, with race season in the rear view (although there’s still a chance I do another one on a whim to get the bad taste out of my mouth from the BI tri), and (gasp) fall on the horizon, I’m planning on incorporating more strength work to address the “missed spots” in my training. Speaking of, Tuesday marked a reunion with an old flame, the back squat! This was my strongest lift in college but a few years ago I stopped doing it completely due to knee pain. Looking back, running and biking a thousand hours/week were the culprit; not the beloved back squat.