March 9, 2014

CrossFit Open 14.2 is (Do)over and I'm glad to be done

So I sent a text to my coach Friday and asked if I could come in a day early and do 14.2 since I had a lot of stuff going on Saturday. He was nice enough to let me and imagine my thrill when I opened the door to see Julie Foucher doing her training. There is really no greater humbling than getting to do a WOD solo in front of a games athlete. I'm sure she learned a lot by watching me like "Don't ever get old" or "Don't make that poop face when doing pull-ups". In any event, here was the WOD:

CrossFit Open WOD 14.2
3 mins of
2 rounds
10 Overhead Squats [95#]
10 Chest to Bar Pullups
if you complete then….
3 additional mins of
2 rounds
12 Overhead Squats [95#]
12 Chest to bar Pullups
if you complete then…
3 additional mins of
2 rounds
14 Overhead Squats [95#]
14 Chest to Bar Pullups
and so on until you can't finish or die….

I got 78 and was pissed. First of all I knew I was better than that but the score is the score. I was only one day removed from taking the last of my antibiotics and still felt pretty tired. I just couldn't believe how quickly my forearms and grip got tired. You would think a single dude like me would have grip for days but apparently not. I really had no intention of re-doing it but two of my training partners peer pressured me into it.

Now Imagine my joy when just prior to starting not only did Julie Foucher walk back in but this time she had Andrea Ager with her. Really? This is just my luck. No stress at all. All I could think was "I bet this performance is going to knock their panties off". I'm sure they were both taking notes as I was doing my chest to bar pull-ups slower than old people f*cking. Regardless I wasn't going to let it deter me.

I had decided on a different tact this time and planned on doing the pull-ups in singles with little to no break. It made a HUGE difference. This time I scored 112. I was pretty happy to get into the 3rd round of the WOD this time and my lungs paid for it. I was coughing like a fat asthmatic kid chasing an ice cream truck. Either way I was very pleased and felt like I had done everything I was capable of. Now it's back to my regular scheduled training and get ready for 14.3. Maybe if I am luck Froning and Bailey will swing by to watch….

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