CrossFit Competition

So I had my CrossFit Competition yesterday…. there were about 6 teams in the women’s scaled division.  So Joscelyn and I had to beat at least 2 teams to get into the 4th wod, which only the top 4 teams in each division go to get to.  When all the teams were there and we were having the athlete meeting the people running the event told us that the 4th wod would be double Isabel.  Isabel is 30 snatches for time, in order to do it the first person on the team had to do all 30 and then the next person had to do all 30.  You couldn’t switch off and you had to do it as fast as you could.

So the first wod came; it was a 3 RM front squat.  We both had to hit our 3 RM in 10 minutes and guess what? We both PR’d!10801956_10203768102740888_4924225296353192861_n I hit 130 lbs. for 3- 5 lb. higher than I’ve ever hit before and Joseclyn hit 160 lb.! 10262089_10203768103700912_5854971143604285595_n So we were feeling pretty good after that… Then came the second wod.  During practice it was a 14 minute wod of wall balls and jumping pull ups.  Now when we first heard about it it was only up to 50, but on the day of the event they changed it to 50+ in essence, you just kept going until the time ran out.  So Joscelyn and I made it through the 50 and we got around 25 wall balls of the 60.  So again we were feeling pretty good after that because well we were on our way to 60 and we weren’t sure how many other teams had made it that far.  10712964_10203768101780864_6542115379031998479_nWhen we finished some of the guys from our box told us they didn’t think they had gotten as far as we did and when we checked the leaderboard we were tied for 2nd place!

So we were super nervous going into the 3rd wod pretty psyched and nervous al at the same time.  The last wod was a 2,000 m row, 30 power cleans, and as many burpees as possible.  We got through it and did 65 burpees.  When  we finished our judge said “have fun in the 4th wod!” So we go super pumped and nervous- yet again!

Ok so final wod, we had to do our 30 snatches each as fast as we possibly could. 10445504_10202708833068015_8646590649861895996_n I thought my arms were going to fall off but I finished and then it was Joscelyn’s turn.  And it literally came down to like 1 snatch.  We were neck and neck with another team and were about to finish but the girl couldn’t finish it so her and Joscelyn each had one left.  And with literally only a few seconds to spare she got it before the other girl! It was so exciting.

So we got to the end and the places on the podium were announced.  And guess what? We got 2nd place in the women’s scaled division! 1557574_10203768100260826_14037500883840516_nIt was so exciting and if I wasn’t already addicted to CrossFit then I would be now!  I told Brandon that I wanted to do a bunch more competitions.  And he said only do 4 a year.. to which I said so what I’m hearing is that since I started to late… I should do 3 more competitions by the end of January…  And he was like yeah…no.  Worth a shot!

So that’s it for now.  I’m extremely sore and I don’t want to move much because moving hurts everything.  So until later, TFFN. 10393166_10203768099980819_2445379374757033010_n

It’s going to be a good week!

So it’s a Monday-drag-BUT I did have a lovely start to the day with the wod.  I literally almost died a little bit, but I did make it through.  I finished last, which isn’t something I normally do, but I was trying to go heavier on the weight today.  The wod was a metcon; it was for time and it consisted of- 50 wall balls with the 14 lb. wall ball, 30 cleans which I did at 83 lbs. and 15 chest to bar pull ups.  I have to do the pull ups with a band, which is whatever.  But my max clean so far has been 103 lb. which I’ve done around 4 times at once.  Doing 3o cleans at 83 lb. today makes me realize that my clean is probably way heavier than that now! 10641140_10204760877726557_3316034419391134041_n

Me cleaning and split jerking 103 lb. ————————————————————————->

Even though I finished last during the wod today I’m pretty proud of myself for doing that weight and for not dropping the weight down at all.  I’ll get faster as I get stronger, but for now my goal is going to be to perfect my technique because without technique I will only get so far on my lifts.  Brandon was telling me what I need to work on skills wise over the next few weeks so I think that I might work on that at night this week.

This also has to do with the fact that I really shouldn’t be doing anything crazy this week because my CrossFit competition is THIS Saturday so this week is more of a deloader week for me.  I’ll mainly do mobility or skill with the pvc/ bar this week.  I don’t want to do anything too crazy because I want my body to be nice and relaxed and rested for this weekend.

Plus, I’ll be taking Friday completely off from the workout, which is what I’ve been advised to do by both my coach and fellow athletes who are competing and have competed before.  But basically I’m going to be grumpy on Friday because I generally like never take a rest day besides Sundays…

b1837c795c060a9b278de3b66d4ee20f<- How I will look on Friday…So that’s enough about that.  I can’t wait, only 3 more weeks until Thanksgiving when I get to go home and see my family and basically just not be in class for like 4 days in a row, it will be glorious!  Also, it will give me time to outline my last class, study, get caught up on hw/get ahead, and it will let me update the other outlines that I basically have done.  So it won’t really be much of a break, but I will get to eat turkey, so that’s a win!

Oh, I found this cozie this morning while I was putting my lunch in the fridge at school.  I found it so it’s mine now- possession is 9/10ths of the law! keep-calm-trust-me-i-m-almost-a-lawyer

So that’s basically it for now.  I just have classes, hw, and attempting to chill on my workouts this week. Nothing too exciting until the weekend and I’ll keep y’all updated on that after!

So until later, TTFN!