Well it's been ages since I've posted! The weeks have flown by since the Opens.
We have been training really well, though I've been putting in around 70 hours weeks for a while and really started feeling it about 1 week out from the MQ.
You always worry you haven't done enough, but in coaching we have a saying - "When in doubt, rest!".
So I took the last week really easy and came good on about the Friday (when the WODS came out).
I was lucky with them - 3 of the 4 suited me and it was only the 55 burpees, 34 OHS 21 MU that I thought would drop me down.
Luckily I had been doing that burpee/CTB/WB set a few times a week for warmup as it didn't place me too badly.
Cherise and myself did them all twice except the 15 min AMRAP. That ended up being something like 90 CTB so my lats were pretty shattered after that. And i did the DL three times (my 2nd video didn't go well). Went a nice PB on all 3 with a final lift of 212kg (7kg PB).
I finished off equal 5th, which was a nice surprise. H have asked for me to send in the Burpee WOD video. So now we wait and see if all our reps are good etc. It isn't until June 4th that all scores are confirmed! I'm fairly confident my reps will pass. That's one thing I always try to achieve in training - good standards. never sacrifice your standards for a good time or lift. Sure you might get some short term satisfaction, but there is only one way to go from there - even worse standards. If you are serious about your training then don't take that path. NEVER CHEAT YOUR STANDARDS.
So i've had an easy week this week. Ate way too many scones. Put on a few kg's... I'm writing up my program on the weekend. this always motivates me (something I need now). people think it's easy to get motivated after something like this. On the contrary, for me it's just a huge relief and I feel pretty drained.
One thing I have done is give my college notice - I wont be facilitating external subjects from the 23rd may. I generally get in about 12-15 hours of computer time over the weekend for this and it is just too much. Add another 15 hours during the week and it adds up. kanga sessions are about 27 hours a week. Then you can easily put in another 10-15 hours of programming, book keeping etc etc. I feel if I'm going to Carson, then I should give it my best shot. Financially it will be a little tougher - but that doesn't stress me out half as much as the college work does. I hate not being able to give the students the time they deserve!
Hopefully I'll have time to put my program up on the weekend. Then it's full steam ahead for 11 weeks (I think). How hard can that be...?
Dion Walmsley, Head Coach at CrossFit Kanga, Richlands