CrossFit Over 40

WODs, Diet, Crossfit OldTown Gossip and Lifestyle Ramblings by MarkyD

Monday, March 11, 2013

13.1 results

I did not do nearly as well as I had hoped. I feel like I am a ton stronger than last year, and my snatch weights have reflected that. But all the burpees wore me down. Which is exactly the point. And as low as my score was (116, or only 16 snatches through at 135#) it reflects where I am. I was strong enough to do the lifts, just to tired to put them together. No misses. Lots of staring at the bar.

Surprisingly, my results were not too bad compared to other masters competitors. 60th percentile of 40+. and 70th percentile of the 45 and older (I'm pretty close).

On to week 2.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Open 2013.1

116 reps, or 16 reps of the 135# snatches. I had hoped to get through all 30, and perhaps I had time to. But I was sucking wind so badly, I just wanted it to end. A great workout, and 1 more snatch than last year. I'll take that as an improvement.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Open!

The 2013 Crossit Open is upon us. In 24 hours or so we will know whether we get to do another 7 minutes of burpees, wall walks, or 30 muscle ups for time. Let the bitching begin.....

All I know is that from Jan 1 - now (about 9 weeks) I have kicked it into gear and my Crossfit results have never been better. Despite one seriously bum knee, I have had PRs in deadlift x 1, deadlift x 3, clean, snatch, muscle ups, double unders, you name it. And even my metcons seem better. Or at least not as bad as they recently were. One of only 3(?) teams to finish the wod in under 20 minutes last Sat, which is just one example of how I have been able to push through a little more than before.

I thank Jerry Hill, Melissa Lopes, Kelly Fox and Grace Chung for the coaching and motivation. I am grateful to the Lunch Bunch and the entire CFOT community for tolerating me and encouraging me.

And Mike Hart. Having him at lunch bunch a few times a week is exceedingly inspirational. If he is not quitting, then there is no quitting.

So no matter how well I do in the Open, I feel good. I have put in work, and had good results. How good, remains to be seen.

3,2,1.... Go

3.4 m/u, hspu and clean burpee metcon

Emon x 10 alternating. 3/15.

Cleans at 185 for 7 min. 3 rds + 1

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sat 3.1

4 rds of fun with Pete. 20 snatch 95#, 30 t2b, 40 burpees.