Yes I am on holiday right now, but I was an eager beaver and got this post all ready to rock before I left – love the feeling of being organised!
It may be short and sweet but I wanted to recap last weeks CrossFit with you all – certainly a week of ups and downs but ending on a massive high that was 15.5!
So let’s get to work!
Monday Morning (23rd)
We haven’t done strict press for a while so I looked back at my book and saw my last 5RM was 20kg and went for that. So glad I did, this soon became a burner, especially going into round two.
My arms were smoked and this WOD was not going to let them up. 20kg was a new PR for me a few weeks back during 15.2 but WOD’ing with it when my arms were already toasted was extremely hard work. I completed 35 reps but it took everything out of me to do that.
Tuesday Morning (24th)
I was shattered – my body was so sore. Even the mobility at the beginning just tired me out.
The front squat I did at 31kg, yes only going up 1kg from last time but as any CrossFitter, 1kg can feel like the weight of the world.
By the time the WOD came I just knew I had to go slow and steady otherwise who knows what would happen. The 25kg bear complexes felt heavy and the pull ups and ring dips (banded) just felt like a chore. I completed 27 reps and felt like crying. Thank goodness the next day was a rest day…
Thursday Morning (26th)
This was so much fun! And after the past two WOD’s I needed something fun.
David and I were the only two there so we teamed up and cracked on! I did the box jumps ‘step up, turn around, and step back’ style and the power snatches at 20kg. We completed 3 rounds plus up to 6 snatches… David was so close to finishing that round!
And the row, which floored you as we had to do it immediately after, I completed 3.14.7.
Friday Morning (27th)
We all were dreading the release of this workout! 14.5 was insane and there was no reason to believe that 15.5 would be any easier. Fortunately the WODs were in my favour with this one!
I like rowing. Yes I am tall and it definitely helps but I think this is one of the only aspects of CrossFit where being tall is an asset! Haha!
I was so pleased with the thruster weight for scaled (20kg) – it is a good thruster WOD weight for me.
My tactic for this one? Don’t tank yourself on the row. Simple as that. The row could seriously floor you on this WOD if you went out all guns blaring.
I completed it in 16 minutes 31 seconds and I am very happy with that! I may not be the fastest at this workout but I really really enjoyed it, and I never thought I would say that about thrusters! And after all, isn’t that why we do CrossFit/ the Open – to have fun and enjoy ourselves! Thanks Castro for ending it on a high!
If you did the Open, how did you find it/ how did you find 15.5?