Final results are in for workout 12.1. I tied for 19,217th out of 34,595 men in the world and 1,267th out of 2,314 in the South West region. Well on the way to achieving my goal of beating 10% of men. So far, I am an average CrossFitter and I’m perfectly fine with that after 4 months in this crazy cult. If I finish the Open in the middle of the pack I’ll be thrilled.
As I mentioned in my post this morning, I thought it was pretty brutal doing the workout right before a class last week, as the “warm-up”. So I went to class this morning and came back to the box tonight for the Open workout. I was feeling pretty beat after the morning class.
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
- 75# Snatch, 30 reps
- 135# Snatch, 30 reps
- 165# Snatch, 30 reps
- 210# Snatch, as many reps as possible
DAMN! That weight jumps fast for men. My PR in the snatch was 95#!
I flew through the first 30 reps at 75# and took my time adding the weights so I could catch my breath. Went for my first attempt at 135# and barely got the bar to waist-high. Fuck! I took my time and kept trying. I got closer and closer with each attempt. I started to concentrate on an explosive jump and then using my arms to pull and get the weight moving faster.
At first I was afraid of getting that weight up and then dropping it on myself because it was so much heavier than I had ever attempted. With each attempt I gained confidence even though I was failing.
I finally got one. Then I got another and another. They weren’t pretty, but I got the weight up and gained control. I ended up getting 6 reps at 135# which I’m thrilled with. It was a PR by 40# and after the first 5 or 6 tries I didn’t know if I’d even get one. Two workouts in the books, with 3 to go.
I’m taking a rest day tomorrow and going to walk 18 holes of golf in the afternoon instead of working out.