I really didn't want to finish the Opens with such a bad ranking, so I did a repeat of 16.5 on Sunday. I had done my running WOD on Saturday and felt ok, so thought it was worth a crack.
It wasn't. I got to the end of the 15's and my time was slower than Friday so I stopped. Legs were dead!
So I gave it one more shot on Tuesday. Monday we did a light recovery WOD - sort of a Rankle but I only did 5 rounds. Felt good on Tuesday and I had it all planned out...
I think it was Tyson who said "Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face". So true.
I was pretty much level with Friday's time, so kept going...and going...and going (you know what it feels like!),... ended up smashing my time by....3 sec! And I don't even think that changed my ranking one bit! FFS!!!
So that pushed me down 10 spots and I finished in 25th place.
I am now doing as my warmup 2-3 times a week this little set 5-10-15-20-15-10-5 of C2B, WB, BF burpees. I have three weeks to get my hanging exercises feeling good again (C2B felt terrible) and to be moving heavy weights well again.
The Masters qualifying round is going to be heavier, probably more technical and you have to be able to back up (4 WODS in 4 days - plus throw in your repeats). Cherise and myself will be doing the complete Masters qualifiers from last year next weekend. We also need to lose the 1.5kg we put on over the Opens... man diet is tough when you love eating and are older.
I hope everyone had a great Opens. If it has exposed some weaknesses then get on to it! You don't want to be the same person you are today this time next year! If you smashed it then give yourself a pat on the back and then get better still! Complacency has bought done civilisations and if you pat yourself on the back for too long then everyone races past you!
Dion Walmsley, Head Coach at CrossFit Kanga, Richlands