Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CrossFit Games Open 11.1

CrossFit Games Open 11.1

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:

30 Double-unders

15 Power snatches

I am super happy with my work today :) The prescribed weight for the ladies is 55#s, which I believe is my power snatch PR, so I knew that it wouldn't be wise to do it RX'd. Plus I wanted to keep intensity up therefore I lowered the weight. I kind of use the guideline of the average weight of the ladies in my box, and figured that 55# is a little bit more than 30% their weight, so 35#s seemed like a good ratio of my bodyweight. 

I super STOKED that I knocked out the first set of 30DUs UNBROKEN. It got me on a high! I just kept thinking, 10 mins is really short and that I should just go as hard as I can. I def. took short breaks but they were calculated. Like for example, during my 2nd round I could not get in a rhythm with my DUs, so I just took 15 seconds to calm myself, and low and behold I knocked out the last 16 unbroken. When you start getting in funk with your DUs, you just have to clear your head and shake it out, and focus on getting your wrists to turn faster, and your hops to be consistent and your mid-line tight... 

The power snatches were not bad. I was doing them in sets of 7 and/or 5. I was doing my best to jump/shrug the weight and NOT half ass it and press the weight up. Each new round of PSs I felt "fresh" and was able to chain together at least 5 reps, all of them feeling strong and solid, with me landing under the bar. 

By round 4, my feet were killing me; the balls, arches and heel. I think it was all the jumping and landing. Joe D. had the same complaint. Hmmph. 

I really liked this work out. It was great. 

Tomorrow- squat heaven!

Oh, and I've decided to apply to be a judge at the Games- regional or finals, I'm not picky. Not even sure if they would pick me. But I think I'd like to contribute to the sport, even though I'm not cut out to be a competitor. 

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