March 16, 2012

Crossfit Open 12.4 aka Karen is a Sadomasicist...

This WOD kicked my ass like none of the others have. It opened up a glaring hole in my training. I've been doing a ton of double-unders for a couple of months and I am getting better at them. What I have been doing to improve them is mix them in with either Abmat sit-ups or Ring dips in short sets. What I have not been mixing them in with are Wall Balls. Big Mistake. By the time I got to the dubs I could barely jump. It was miserable. I couldn't get any kind of rhythm going and finished at a total score of 198. It was very disappointing. The "Karen" portion was ok. I didn't set a new PR but basically came in where I did two months ago. This time I had Regina coaching me thru it and telling me when to pick up the ball. Here is basically how it went...



1-20: I feel great. I think these new Lulu short are making it easier for me to squat and come back up. This should be a breeze.

21-35: Regina just told me that I am making "good time". Awesome! I am positive I will set a new PR. That last 15 felt harder so I am gonna go to shorter sets now.

35-40: Gonna take a quick break and catch my breath.

41-45: Ok. So apparently my definition of a "quick break" and Regina's are a little different. I'm pretty sure what she just threatened me with is even legal in Ohio and about 7 other states.....

46-55: I'm a 3rd of the way thru and only 2 mins in. This is good progress. I'm gonna take another quick break.

56-60: Regina must be having a bad day because she seems to be getting louder. Maybe if I don't make direct eye contact I will become invisible.

61-70: Ok. Invisibility plan backfired and Seventy? Really? For once I am pissed that I can do math in my head really fast. Regina tells me I have to keep going to get to halfway. I tell her I don't think so. She wins the argument.

71-80: How can I only be at 80? I swear I have been doing this for 3 hours. Regina just said 4 mins. She must be drunk. At least I'm past halfway now. This must be what an aneurysm feels like....

81-90: It's all downhill from here and by "downhill" I mean forever. Quick break time

91-100: That break could not have been as long as Regina just said it was. She also either just asked me if I was wearing a leotard or she called me a fuck-tard. I'm too tired to ask for clarity.....

101-110: I'm north of 100 now. Regina just asked me if I was trying to levitate the ball to my hands. I'm trying to decide if I should puke on her left shoe or her right one...

111-120: Regina just said I'm at the 7 min mark. She must be using a sundial because time does not move this slow...

121-130: I'm not sure if the ball will actually fit up my ass like Regina just said would happen if I didn't get moving. I wonder if i would be allowed to sit down then. I decide not to go that route....

131-140: Oh Crap. I am sneaking up on the end of these. Maybe if I say a prayer it will go faster. "Dear 8lb 6oz baby Jesus with the kung-fu grip. Let me finish these quickly so I can get to what I am good at. Amen.

141-150: Jesus wasn't listening. Apparently Wall Balls are not high on the saviors list of priorities. Either way I am done at 9:06

Double Under time -

Why are my legs not working? Gotta catch breath. Ok...Go!

1-25: This were easy. Wait....did Regina just say 3? Clearly she can't count when I am moving this fast...

3-75: I  flew thru those. Holy Shit. I think Regina just said 21. She's obviously still drunk...

21-30: Just broke my rope. Awesome! At least it will be easier to make the noose with....

Go get new rope....

31-48: Time!

WOD 12.4......You win this time. I will be back however. I will be back.

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