So I said last week that I wasn’t going to post each week during the Open. I haven’t been posting much lately, life is busy, and these posts take a while to write. Then the Open started, I got pumped up, and here I am. But I have come up with a compromise/clever gimmick (and maybe you’ve guessed it given the title). Each week I will write a 16 sentence summary of my thoughts/experience on each Open WOD (the little intro for this week doesn’t count)….and the decimal number (.1, .2 etc..) will be my final score. Ready? Let’s give it a go.
- My thoughts on hearing the announcement: lunges: yay (I love lunges…I know I’m weird), burpees: ok, C2B: heart sinks (have never done a C2B pull-up before).
- I dreamt about doing the workout, and in my dream I got 2 rounds of the workout RX, for a total of 16 chest-to-bar pull-ups…sure hoped that was foreshadowing!
- I plan to do most of the Open Workouts on Saturday mornings when our gym is having its big event (and this year they did in-house teams, so you get bonus points for your team for showing up then), but this weekend I was in a rowing relay on Saturday so I planned to do it Friday morning at 6 AM.
- Plan of attack after agreed upon with coach: attempt the workout RX (even a super low RX score is higher than a scaled one) and submit that score, then go back later and do it scaled to get in a workout if C2B didn’t happen (and I would not be allowed to try and flail around for 15 minutes and hurt myself).
- “Rx’ed it” and got a score of 18 (lunge, burpees, lunge), couldn’t do C2B.
- If being honest, I am super disappointed that I couldn’t get a C2B pull-up during the Open, and also super jealous of all the girls who have been CrossFitting for less time than me and could.
- As frustrated and angry as I was, I didn’t let myself go into the caverns of despair like last year.
- I thought about it, and each attempt I made at a C2B (I was cut off around 5 and a half minutes) was a legit kipping pull-up: of which I could do none during the 2015 Open, so there’s that.
- I decided to come back to do the scaled version during my gym’s “Friday Night Lights” event, which didn’t start until 7:15 PM.
- My body was really confused at the idea of working out that late (6 AM all the way), I almost went crazy after work waiting to go in, and since that WOD is 20 minutes long and our gym could only do heats of 5 and I was in the third heat, I didn’t actually do the WOD until 8:30 PM!
- Scaled WOD has NO BREAKS, you just go for 20 minutes non-stop.
- As previously mentioned, I love lunges, so those were great; I managed to pace the burpees pretty well, and I just banged out all of the jumping pull-ups unbroken.
- I wish that last year the scale of C2B had been jumping pull-ups and this year it had been regular, not the other way around because this year I can do regular pull-ups and last year I couldn’t: oh well.
- I factually sort of like long, grind-y workouts, and felt pretty good I would say until about the 12 minute mark, even still, I pushed through (I swear my lunge steps got bigger each round because I just didn’t want to do more than I had to) and got it done.
- My judge was my friend Kyle, who is super awesome, encouraging and amazing.
- I had no idea of reps and rounds, but I wish I had, because I would have pushed it if I had known how close I was to 300, and even though I was tired after, I didn’t feel totally terrible.
.1 Final Score: Official RX submitted: 18 Unofficial scaled: 291.