Now that 18.1 is in the books I can say that I couldn't be happier with it as the opening WOD and with my performance. It was super fun to do the WOD alongside all my friends at Skopos. Cheering other people on and seeing our little fitness community take on 18.1 together is what CrossFit is all about. I can't wait for the next four weeks!
Here's a break down of the 18.1 workout...
I found the following scoring chart interesting. It comes from a site called WOD Time Calculator.
Good score to beat for 18.1 RX
Good score to beat for
Beginner athlete: 5 rounds and 13reps (Top 80%)
Average athlete: 8 rounds and 4reps (Top 20-50%)
Advanced athlete: 10 rounds and 26reps (Top 5%)
Elite athlete: 13 rounds and 17reps (Top 1%)
Regional athlete: 14 rounds and 20reps (Top 0.01%)
Scale if slower than: 3 rounds and 25 reps
My score: 322 reps (10 rounds and 2 reps)
I was very excited when the WOD was released on Thursday night. So excited, actually, that I woke up at 4:30 AM on Friday morning thinking about it. I knew there was potential for me to do well on such a long workout but I was also worried about how my shoulders would respond to the DB Hang Clean and Jerks. Plus, as much as my TTB have improved, doing 8 of them over and over again was a little daunting.
I told my judge that my plan was to break up the TTB into sets of four. I also planned to keep each round at 2 minutes or less. Well, that plan was blown up in round one. I felt so good on the TTB that I didn't break them until I got a no rep in round 10! As for pacing myself, I came out pretty hot on the rower and ended up doing the first four rounds at around a 1:45 pace. At one point I looked over at my coach and said, "I'm going way too fast!" My rower time eventually came down to a more manageable pace and I just continued to push it through until the end.
I'm really looking forward to the next four weeks of the Open. Not just for the release of the WODs, but even more so, I'm looking forward to watching the other members at Skopos push themselves and accomplish things they didn't think they could. This is the coolest part of the Open - CrossFit communities all around the world coming together to encourage, support, and cheer one another on!
bring it on.
** My 11 year old son Andrew came along to eat the potluck and be my photographer. No idea why these are so grainy, but at least he got some cool photo sequences.