Last Thursday evening, 8pm, I sat on my couch, Surface tablet on my lap anxiously awaiting the announcement of the 14.4 Open WOD.
I've really grown to love Dave Castro. The guy just cracks me up, and I think I've developed a crush on his smile. I'm looking forward to seeing what he's put together for 14.5 The last WOD of the Open. My guess is that it's going to have some advanced gymnastics skill. No idea what, but something that I can't do. And that's the point. And that's okay. I can't do gymnastics this year, but maybe next year? Yes, maybe next year. That will be the goal. For as hard as I train, I should be capable of more. That's where I realize that it's my diet that's failing me. Time to really figure out how to eat to perform. But I digress, this is a recap of 14.4
It was a great WOD to watch. And I knew from the get-go that I'd score a 60 on this WOD and I was totally okay with that. I can't do a toes to bar. Not even close (maybe that can be my goal for next year?) I can do wall-balls, but 40 of them at 40 pounds would leave me wrecked. 30 power cleans at 95 pounds. My one rep max is 90 pounds. And muscle-ups? Not a chance in hell.
I went into the box on Monday with a plan. I'd do 14.4, do the row as prescribed, and then continue on with the rest of the WOD modified. My judge watched me do the row, recorded my score and then off I went without skipping a beat.
I did 50 hanging knee raises, 40 wall balls with an 8 pound ball. I could have used the 10 pound ball, but I have freakishly small hands and those balls are just to big for me. So I use the 8 pound because I like the size of it. I should order myself a 10 pound ball in a smaller size and carry it in my gym bag. That's an idea. Okay, so then I finished the wall balls and moved on to the power cleans. I loaded my bar in advance with 65 pounds, and I made it to 15/30 before time was called.
So in 14 minutes I completed:
60 calorie row
50 hanging knee raises
40 wall balls
15 power cleans
but I wasn't done! I wanted to finish the WOD, so I took about a 30 second break, grabbed some water and went on to complete:
15 power cleans
20 ring rows
I finished the entire WOD in 19:18
You can see I pushed myself to 100% of my max heart rate. I really enjoyed this WOD! I enjoyed being able to complete it modified.
I hope 14.5 starts with a skill that I can do. As long as I get something on the board, I'll be happy.
How have you been doing in the games??