Midline

AMRAP in 18 minutes:
8 Thrusters (85lbs)
10 Toes to rings
12 Burpees

Score: 9+16

This longer workout didn’t start hurting until the 5th round. At that point my lungs and my core started to feel it taxed and I began to dread the thrusters.

The reps were low and the rounds were short only 30 reps total. Everything was unbroken however the rest between sets got longer and longer. Which is to be expected.

Overall get workout and easy to jump right into if you are limited with time, and working the core is always a big bonus.

London Drop in

For time:
60 Wallballs 14 lbs
50 Power Snatches 65 lbs
40 Toes to bar
30 Overhead Squats 65 lbs
20 Lateral bar over burpees
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Score: 21:11 RX

Being in a new space can be intimidating, the equipment is almost always different, bars can be slippery, but I find it great to challenge myself and see other athletes. This particular box was underground with a night club feel. It had all modern equipment and the coach got straight into the workout (my kind of coach).

3,2,1 go…..Wallballs felt fine. I did sets of 10. Snatches took forever with sets up 5. They felt very heavy and I was moving slow but stuck to my plan. Toes-to-bar I did sets of 8. This movement felt very challenging, my grip on the bar was the main issue and I struggled to hold on. Overhead squats sets of 10, I finally felt more warmed up at this point. Lateral bar burpees just got my heart rate up so I tried to say steady. Keep moving but not push too hard because the bar MU was next.

This is when the workout started to kick my ass. I failed my first 2 attempts at the bar MU. My body was beat. With the pressure of the clock ticking away I finally got a set of 2 MU after one solid minute of rest. Feeling more confident with a few MU under my belt I began to chip away until I was done. Bar MU have never felt so hard, I definitely need to do more of these under extreme fatigue like this.

Overall a fantastic workout and a great way to start the day before site-seeing, eating and drinking my way through London.

London Drop in

For time:
60 Wallballs 14 lbs
50 Power Snatches 65 lbs
40 Toes to bar
30 Overhead Squats 65 lbs
20 Lateral bar over burpees
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Score: 21:11 RX

Being in a new space can be intimidating, the equipment is almost always different, bars can be slippery, but I find it great to challenge myself and see other athletes. This particular box was underground with a night club feel. It had all modern equipment and the coach got straight into the workout (my kind of coach).

3,2,1 go…..Wallballs felt fine. I did sets of 10. Snatches took forever with sets up 5. They felt very heavy and I was moving slow but stuck to my plan. Toes-to-bar I did sets of 8. This movement felt very challenging, my grip on the bar was the main issue and I struggled to hold on. Overhead squats sets of 10, I finally felt more warmed up at this point. Lateral bar burpees just got my heart rate up so I tried to say steady. Keep moving but not push too hard because the bar MU was next.

This is when the workout started to kick my ass. I failed my first 2 attempts at the bar MU. My body was beat. With the pressure of the clock ticking away I finally got a set of 2 MU after one solid minute of rest. Feeling more confident with a few MU under my belt I began to chip away until I was done. Bar MU have never felt so hard, I definitely need to do more of these under extreme fatigue like this.

Overall a fantastic workout and a great way to start the day before site-seeing, eating and drinking my way through London.

Re-test

19.2, the second workout of the 2019 CrossFit Open, is a repeat from two years ago. The combination of gymnastics and heavy barbell had me excited and nervous, that I won’t be able to beat my pervious score.

Right out of the gate I was a little too confident and decided to ignore my plan of 9-8-8 on the toes-to-bar. Instead I did an aggressive set of 15-10. Due to this decision my core was taxed and it became like toes-to-bar workout.

The other two movements felt good. Double-unders I tripped on the 3 round and the squat cleans got heavier as the workout progressed which was the intention.

Beginning on an 8 minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
15 Squat cleans (85lbs)
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
13 Squat cleans (115lbs)
If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
11 Squat cleans (145lbs)
If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
9 Squat cleans (175lbs) If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
7 Squat cleans (205lbs)
20 minute time cap

Score: 256 split time 11:00 (2019)

Score: 256 split time 10:54 (2016)

I was hoping to improve my score from 2 years ago but I tied it. When I think about the big picture, 2 kids later, and training by myself, with the little time I have. I’m should be thrilled, but I’m not.