Saturday March 31, 2012
30 Box Jumps (24"/20")
30 Wall Balls (20/14)
CrossFit Open 2012 Experience
I really didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for the Open. All I knew was that it was a chance to “compete”—something that I’ve been missing since high school volleyball and swim teams. Sure, I was curious how I measured up in the CrossFit community. But, ultimately, I wanted to see if I had come far enough in 7 months to actually DO all of the WODs.
Once the first WOD was released, I realized that I wasn’t quite sure how to handle the Open. Being the planner that I am, I wanted some answers: Do I do each WOD more than once? Should I just do it at the end of the week and specifically train for it? Should I focus more on my goats just in case they come up in a WOD? Do I train more? Do I train less? Of course there are no answers, so I ended up winging it and learned along the way. Here are a few things I picked up:
I would rather run 7 miles than do 7 minutes of burpees. Any day.
Don’t attempt to do Karen more than once in a week. (Props to everyone who PRd on the second go around!)
Poor sleeping habits = poor performance (Intuitive, yet I had to experience it to believe it I guess.)
There’s no need to “test out” a PR before jumping into the Open WOD. Just do it and see what happens! (12.2, anyone?)
I need to squat lower on my wall balls. (Thanks for the strict judging, Dion.)
You actually have to touch your chest to the bar on chest to bar pull ups. Imagine that!