February 23, 2018

Today we did the 2018 CrossFit Games 18.1 Open workout.

The workout is:

Workout 18.1

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
8 toes-to-bars
10 dumbbell hang clean and jerks
14-cal. row

Men use 50-lb. dumbbell/Women 35-lb

Since I let our official affiliate go last year because my gym is a not for profit endeavor, I have to go to an official affiliate and be judged by someone who has passed the Judges course.  This week I chose 3 Bridges CrossFit.  Great people there and my good friend Trevor as well.

I was in a heat with Trevor and Hilary Gerrish who is a regional level women's competitor.  I read the Comptrain Masters tips an decided to try to go unbroken on the T2B and Dumbbells.  I would take any needed rest on the rower while pulling slower and minimize transitions. 

I did pretty well, however there may be more in the tank.

I finished with 340 reps which is 10 full rounds + 8 T2b + 10 Dumbbells + 2 Calories.  The top score in the mens division is 449 which is insane.  Women are proving to be human with Davidsdottir posting a 413.  My score has me at 12th place Worldwide in 45-49...BUT IT IS STILL VERY EARLY.  I expect my score to continue to slip down the board another 50-60 places.  At that point I will decide if I want to retest on Monday or Sunday.

I think I can do a little better but I do not expect to get a full round better.  However, the way that this competition works is that 1-2 reps can mean 30-40 places on the worldwide board.  To move to the next stage of competition, I have to be top 200 after 5 workouts.  We will see how it goes.  There is no way to forecast when you have no idea what the next workout will be.

Good fun.  I really like the competition and I am glad I am doing it for real this year.

At my garage, the guys did it unofficially yesterday and were getting scores of 8 and 9 rounds.