Whatever a rest day is, today was not that day!
It was supposed to be. Maybe just a short run, do a little work and get the blood flowing. However, Wednesday the Reebok Crossfit games began. I watched a few videos, so a few contests, and then after looking at the WOD, I decided to join in. the workout for the day- 13.1!
A little heads up- the number 4 ranked guy in the world completed only 5 snatches at the final weight, and his competitor (another highly ranked man) didn’t even snatch at the final weight.
So here is what 13.1 looked like for them:
Complete AMRAP in 17 minutes
40 Burpees, 30- 95#Snatch
30 Burpees, 30- 135# Snatch
20 Burpees, 30- 165# Snatch
10 Burpees, AMAP 210# Snatch
So again, despite being an active recovery day, I jumped in. Only I knew I couldn’t do those weights yet so I competed in the female competition, lol!
Here is what I did-
40 Burpees, 30- 45#Snatch
30 Burpees, 30- 75# Snatch
20 Burpees, 30- 100# Snatch
10 Burpees, AMAP 120# Snatch
And so how did I do? I finished the first 3 rounds completely and then did 5 of the burpees in the final round. Once that 17 minute timer went off, I was done, and no matter what I wasn’t going to try and finish. The burpees were tough, but holy cow, even a 45# snatch 30 times is ridiculous.
Oh, and by the way, off to class afterwards. In class I walked a mile and then completed a submax VO2 test on the Monark ErgoCycler. Awesome- not! I don’t like to bike and so 13 miles on top of the WOD, SPENT!
Needless to say I am taking tomorrow off. Well a true active recovery day. If it is nice outside I will run a 5 k, however if it is colder than I would like, HIIT here I come.
Give 13.1 a try- I would love to know your thoughts!?!