One Down, 4 To Go

Well 13.1 is in the books (and has been for several days) and it’s just about time for me to head to CrossFit 403 to attempt the second workout of the 2013 CrossFit Open, but before that, let’s recap!

Last Friday I got my kick at 13.1, a deadly 17 minute AMRAP–
40 Burpees
30 Snatch 75lbs
30 Burpees
30 Snatch 135lbs
20 Burpees
30 Snatch 165lbs
10 Burpees
AMRAP Snatch 210lbs

I said in my previous post that my goal was to hit 101 reps.  This would mean straight up that I completed 1 rep at 135lbs, something which I didn’t manage to pull off in 2012.  I’m happy to report that my final score was 107 thereby besting my hopes!

Through 17 minutes I did 70 burpees, 30 snatches at 75lbs, and 7 snatches at 135lbs.  This adds up to 13 more burpees than 2012 workout 1, and 7 more reps than workout 2.  Personal bests in both cases, while combining the workouts–more fatigue, more gasping for air, the whole nine yards.  All in all, I’m pretty happy with how that turned out!

Tonight, myself and many others take a stab at 13.2–
10 minute AMRAP
5 shoulder to overhead at 115lbs
10 deadlifts at 115lbs
15 box jumps at 24″

I’ve judged several athletes on this today and the main takeaway from it all is quite simple: DO. NOT. STOP.

It’s only 10 minutes…bust your ass, fire for all you’re worth and rest when it’s done.  Make every rep count.  In a short WOD like this, every second counts.  As cliche as that is, it’s true.  Every missed rep is 3-4 seconds you don’t get back, every extra breath or step away from the bar takes time.  Every single rep will count in this workout on the leaderboards so suck it up and move on.  It’s 10 minutes. Do it!

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