Saturday, March 9, 2013

WOD of the week: CrossFit Open WOD 13.1

I am not competing in the CrossFit Open. After a year of CrossFit I just started being able to do some workouts at RX, and if today's workout was any inclination, I am far off from ever being able to compete. 

13-1_SnatchTop_web Julie Foucher

Image courtesy of CrossFit Games

With that said, after watching the amazing video of Julie Foucher demonstrate the WOD, I went to the gym thinking it wouldn't be too bad, except for the fact that I have been insanely sore for the last few days. I knew I would never be able to do the weights for women, or even the weight for masters women. I still haven't done a 1 rep max snatch (I'm working on it), but I've never done more than 5 reps at 65 lbs, so the 120 lb snatch for the last set of the women's most definitely wasn't happening. Nor was the 75 lb snatch. 

Instead I scaled the workout to my less than stellar ability.

CrossFit Open Wod 13.1 Women's:
Proceed thorugh the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
40 Burpees
45 lb Snatch, 30 reps
30 Burpees
75 lb Snatch, 30 reps
20 Burpees
100 lb Snatch, 30 reps
10 Burpees
120 lb Snatch, as many reps as possible

My scaled version:
40 Burpees 
35 lb Snatch, 30 reps
30 Burpees
45 lb Snatch, 30 reps
20 Burpees
10 (it was as many as I could finish in the time) Snatches at 55 lbs
Score: 160

1 lb weights weight lifting 2

I was so sore coming into this workout that the warmup had me cringing in pain. The burpees made my tight, aching glutes very angry. I felt completely pathetic sliding on the 1 lb weights to make the women's bar 35 lbs, but I think I did scale it well to my ability. Overall, I also did pretty well pacing myself. For the most part I kept up with the people in my gym who were actually competing, just at a much lighter weight. 

But really, the biggest reason I got up this morning was to eat breakfast with my friends after CrossFit. I really, really wanted waffles, but I got a tofu scramble instead to help my aching muscles and keep me on track with my goal of reducing my sugar intake. 

Crepevine Tofu Scramble breakfast

Today inspired me to get stronger and cook some tastier meals for myself. 

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