Monday, March 2, 2015

15.1 and 15.1A recap

That. Was. Awesome.

The Open has begun and it has not disappointed. I love competing and LOVE cheering for peeps.

We watched the announcement live with friends from Crossfit Annandale. These guys made it look tough!

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Lots of sweat. Lots of movement. Lots of weights. 

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I talked with my coach and we had a game plan. Number 1 thing on the list? DON'T GET IN YOUR HEAD. Yep - that's what I do. I freak myself out and screw up. I am prepared. I am ready. I have done harder workouts. My goal for myself was to leave it all out there. No regrets. No second chances. I need to do it the first time like it's the last time. No "I wish I could have....." No. Give it my all the first time.

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Now, the workout:

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Can we talk about Brooke's sick body? 
Brooke, I literally can't even......

Ok. Focus. The workout. My plan. 

My goal for 15.1 was 4 rounds (and hope to fall in the 3 1/2+ range). Toes to bar: start with sets of 5, quick shake, and back on the bar. Go RIGHT into the deadlifts, unbroken, and then power through the snatches. I had 9 minutes. I needed to go. No rest. No questions. No second guessing. I ended up with 4+12. I did EXACTLY the plan. It felt awesome. Nothing but smiles.

My goal for 15.1A was hit 125# for the clean and jerk and then go from there. 125# was my anything else would have been gravy. I set up the bar for 95# and did that to calm my nerves. Then I hit 125#, then 135#, then 140#. Holy. Shit. 140# was a power clean too. I could not have asked for anything better. SOOOOOOOO happy. No regrets.

The rest of the night I cheered for my friends. I drank a beer. I laughed. I smiled. I love The Open. 
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My husband. He put the hood on for the pic. He got pretty sweaty in that onesie!

One of the best parts was my partner in crime, Holly, hitting a 155# clean and jerk. So glad I was there for it. That hug was everything. 

The other great moment of the night was telling my coach how it went down. He has spent countless hours - specifically 52 weeks from the last Open - answering my questions, programming, answering more questions, talking me off a ledge, pushing me, and knowing what I need to make me better/stronger/faster. You want that? Hit him up:   He is the shit.

Hope you all had a great weekend and, smashed 15.1/15.1A or whatever you chose to get that heart rate up!!! 15.2 I can not wait!!!!!