…but wait, there’s more. Much more.
I was amazed by the awesome performances of many of the athletes at CrossFit2a Thursday morning. Erica Dee Puglielli ruled the 5:30 class with a score of 255. In the 6:30 class, Tia Holt squeaked past her with a 256. At 6:30 Chad Gould dominated the men with 257. I am writing this on my lunch break, so who knows what lies ahead for the other members today.
There were lots of guys and gals over 200. I wasn’t one of them. I got 32! Yes, that is NOT a typo, it really says thirty-two. But the low score doesn’t tell the whole story. If you read yesterday’s post, you know I was leery of Shoulder to Overhead at 95#, since that was my one rep max. I succeeded in getting five up in round one, but only one in the second round. I was grinding myself into the ground with failed lifts, as the clock was ticking away.
Nicole told me to strip the two 10# bumpers and finish the WOD with 75 to see what I could do. I got another 88 reps, for a scaled total of 120 reps. My target was to break 100, but my target was also to lift 95#. She told me we would work on my overhead lifts on Friday to get me ready for another Rx attempt.
Ironically, the part of the WOD that wasn’t bad for me was the Box Jumps. I performed them as step-ups, not as a strategy, but as necessity – I can’t jump (yet)!
So here I am , another Thursday morning, figuring out what was broken and how to fix it so I can do it Again, Faster. Gee, perhaps I should copyright that. I’ll put it on shirts, hats, shorts, gear. Then again, maybe I’ll focus my attention on my lifts and leave merchandising to the experts.