Today we rolled down to Crossfit North Atlanta to get a taste of what to expect for next saturday's games. We did the first WOD which is...
•Pull ups x 20 OR Jumping (from the ground) pull ups x 40
•burpee x 30
•situps x 50
•95# cleans x 15 (anyhow)
•box jumps/steps 19 inch x 40
I'm not going to go through all the rules of the workout, if you want to check them out, you can go to http://www.crossfitgarage.com/?page_id=4646
Here's what I took home from this day:
Pull ups - Did 11 kipping, which is the most I've ever done. My kipping form is solid so if I push myself, I can hit 20.
Cleans - By far my best event in this WOD
Box Jumps - As long as I stay constant, I can kill these.
Both runs: I don't hate running, I just suck at them.
Burpees: Absolutely HATE these
I've been thinking alot about stragety and how I should approach each event. I was talking about it with my trainer Nate, and he basically said that we all should just have fun with it and go all out. And really, he's right. Yeah there's some element of stragety where you don't want to blow your load right from the get go, but at the same time I can't let myself get to bogged down thinking about it. Especially since I don't know what the fitness level of the others in my heat are. There may be dudes who are great runners but can't clean for shit and vice versa. Plus everyone has a plan until something goes wrong and in a competition like this, that could destroy you.
So my game plan is simple....ATTACK! Attack, attack, attack and keep attacking until it's over or I pass out.It's going to be brutal, but it will end. If I don't absolutely leave everything out there, then I think of that day as anything less than a complete failure. Starting today I'm changing my thought process and just repeating the word attack in my mind.
I can do every single exercise in the three events. I haven't been at this long enough to be super skilled in every event, so it's going to be that competative fire that's going to decide things for me.
1 week to go, can't fucking wait!