Well, this is loooong overdue. Better late than never, right?
Remember when I told you guys I had a CrossFit competition, oh, three weeks ago? Let’s chat about it.
The competition was a last minute decision for my team, hence our team name ‘Last Minute.’ This competition was 6 days after running the Nike Women’s Half, which probably wasn’t the smartest play on my end, but #YOLO.
I digress. Let’s get down to the good stuff. Event #1, The wod-from-hell-only-slightly-better-than-event-5-from-the-open. Only slightly. Which meant I still wanted to die.
30,000 lbs Ground to Overhead Anyhow
All four members of the team will participate. Teams will have 2 bars, one for men and one for women. One man and one woman working at a time. Time for the team stops when both pairs complete the necessary reps. Before the start of the heat, teams will choose what weight they will use from the following list:
155 lbs 116
135 lbs 133
115 lbs 156
95 lbs 189
105 lbs 116
95 lbs 128
75 lbs 162
65 lbs 187
Once the workout begins, weights cannot be changed. Athletes can switch out as many times as needed to complete the workout.
So yeah, this sucked. Alot. My whole team decided to go ‘light and quick,’ (aka, using #65 and #95) which turned out to feel like lifting through mollasses towards the end (who am I kidding? After the 30th rep). We finished in 14- something and I literally wanted to die. I wanted to die slightly more with the burpee thruster combo, but this WOD was a doozy. Not to mention I literally couldn’t move my traps for a week afterwards. No, I’m not being dramatic. Ask Ian, I cried like a little baby every time anyone hugged me.
We actually completed the floater first, mainly because it was 3 minutes long and our heat didn’t compete in the first event until 12:45 pm. Yowza.
3 min AMRAP
Heavy Rope Single Dutch
All four members will participate. Teams will have one member on either side of the rope and two members in the middle. A rep is both members jumping with two feet over the rope. Jumping off of one foot will not count. Both athletes must clear the rope for the rep to count. Members can switch position from center to end as many times as needed. Teams can choke up on the rope up to the tape mark if desired.
Our strategy was to have the girls jump and the boys swing. It was actually a super fun WOD and we didn’t trip on the rope until we had about 30 seconds. I forgot exactly how many reps we completed (149 I want to say?), but we officially had the highest score of the day at that point. badabingbadaboom.
As a team complete:
20 Burpees per person
200 Box Jumps (24/20)
160 Alternating Goblet Lunges (53/35)
120 Pull Ups
80 Deadlifts (225/155)
All four members of the team will participate. All team members will be working at the same time. There is no prescribed amount of reps per person. Team members can rotate stations as many times as wanted. Only one team member can be working at a station at a time. All team members will start by doing 20 burpees each
13 minute time cap
This one was fun! However, the time ran out with 20 box jumps to go. We actually were the only time not to finish, which probably had to do with our strategy of not having a strategy and running around like chickens with our heads cut off when it came time to switch stations. It would’ve been better to have two people switch at the pull ups + lunges, and the other two switch at deads + box jumps.
My butterfly pull ups were ON POINT during this WOD, so I spent the majority of the time doing pull ups and lunges. I did ~50 box jumps, and didn’t touch the deadlift bar once… which is a-okay with me. Deads WRECK me, so we decided as a team that I would work more so on the pullups. We all had our strengths/weaknesses, so we decided before hand that we would just do what we were good at and switch out when needed. Maybe that hurt us, I don’t really know. Frankly, I don’t really care because…….
We killed event #3.
….TUG O WAR, BABY!
This will be a double elimination tournament. All four members working at a time.
So apparently this was our calling. We smoked through the tournament before eventually losing in the semi-finals and getting third place. PARTY ON.
More competitions should have tug o’ war tourneys.
Overall, it was a fun competition that was relatively quick (10-5). If you are familiar with competing, you know that some comps can last all. damn. day… and sometimes well into the next. I was happy that this one was quick and relatively light (besides the WOD from death), because my body was NOT happy with me the following days.
Between the half and this competition, I took the next week/week and a half to recover and focus on finals, graduation and getting everything together to move… This eventually turned into some running days with Ian and a sort-of WOD on mothers day.
My first day back at the box was last night, and it feels SO good to be back.
Even though I curse it at times, I can always count on CrossFit to be there when it counts. Thanks, buddy ol’ pal!