Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crossfit Games WODs 12.2 and 12.3

I'm going to cover two WODs in one's an understatement to say that I was disappointed in my performance for WOD 12.1 {but slightly redeemed myself when I did the WOD over again on Sunday and improved my score by 9 reps}.  I was happy to see that 12.2 was SNATCHES, and thus a chance to redeem myself even more {I do pretty well at the heavier lifting}.  The WOD was 30 snatches at 45#, 30 snatches at 75#, 30 snatches at 100# and then as many as possible at 120#; and you had 10 minutes to do it.   My goal was to get through the first two sets of 30, and if I did that I would be done {I wasn't even going to attempt the 100#, because it was too heavy} OK, OK, OK...looking back, I know that was NOT the right attitude to have...but 100# scared me! And once again, I don't want to get hurt! {I need to get over my fear of being injured from heavy lifting}.  Ok, so the workout started and the first 30 were fairly easy {relatively speaking}, and then I started the 30 at 75#, and too be honest, I surprised myself at how well I did.  I started off with 8 or 9 straight, and then broke it down into sets of 7 minutes I had finished the first 60 {and I had the BIGGEST smile on my face as I powered through 25-26-27-28-29-30 at 75#}.  To be honest, I was done with the workout; I had accomplished what I set out to do, and that was good enough. Well, it wasn't good enough for everyone that was cheering for me {my brother kept yelling, "come on Holly, you can do it!} I put 100 lbs on the bar and gave it a few attempts {with no luck}.  I really need to work on my CONFIDENCE when it comes to Olympic lifting...becuase I know I CAN do 100 #.  I will continue to work on my snatches and I WILL do 100#.  Overall I was completely satisfied with my score for 12.2.


WOD 12.3 was an 18 minute AMRAP: 15 box jumps (20"), 12 push press (75#) and 9 Toes to Bars.  My goal was 6 rounds, and I ended up 9 toes-to-bars short of finishing my 6th round.  I started off strong, and did my first two rounds unbroken on all 3 of the exercises. Round 3 I still felt pretty strong, but round 4, 5 & 6 were TOUGH.  My shoulders, forearms, and triceps were SCREAMING!!! Last year, the WOD that included toes-to-bars {along with wall balls and I think a power clean}, was by far the toughest WOD for me {I remember feeling SO weak!!}, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well I persevered through the WOD this year.  The 90 box jumps I did in the workout definitely adversely affected my run on Saturday was the LONGEST and HARDEST 12 miles I have done {my legs were jello by the end}.  I know the pain  is only making me a stronger runner, which is what I want and need.

In preparation for WOD 12.4, I plan to really focus on clean eating, hydrating all week {not just chugging water all day on Thursday & Friday} and getting good rest throughout the week.  I'm also going to be practicing my double unders, because I KNOW I will have a battle with them before the open is over. 

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