16.5 is 14.5! When I did that as 16.4 I ranked 500ish in the 45-49 age division. I have done it a few times since then and improved my time from 17:30 to 16:20.
So we did it as soon as it came out and I went 14:30. I was pretty happy with myself... until I realised this will give me another shit ranking (this time in the 50-54 age group). The burpees are just slow for me.
So I did a repeat today (Sunday) and stopped after the 15 burpees as I was on the same time as Friday but feeling way worse. My triceps are smashed and my legs were dead. I did a nice run wod Saturday and some heavy FSq yesterday with an easy 12 min WOD. So I thought I might have recovered a little better.
I am hoping that the recovery fairies will visit me tonight so I can give it another go tomorrow. It's frustrating to know I have improved by nearly 3 mins and still suck at this WOD. Just when I thought I had eliminated most of my weaknesses.
When I get through this WOD you can bet I'll be working on my burpees. I have tried two different methods for the burpees, so tomorrow I will try yet another method. Jump feet back, jump feet in close to the bar (I need to use my hips way more to kip my feet up), then jump straight over.
If you did this wod you're a crossfitter! 84 thrusters and 84 bar facing facing burpees is tough! I dont care what weight you used!
Dion Walmsley, Head Coach at CrossFit Kanga, Richlands