Crossfit Open 21.1
1 wall walk
3 wall walks
6 wall walks
9 wall walks
15 wall walks
21 wall walks
Time cap: 15 min.
This was absolutely brutal. The standard for the wall walks nearly broke me and although I counted them all, there were 3 reps that were questionable.
Round 1 started peppy enough and I finished at 34 seconds.
Round 2 was tough, but I was maintaining a reasonable cadence finishing at 3:43.
Round 3 ruined everything. My wall walk target became 1 per minute. However, I did OK on the DU finishing at 12:06.
Round 4 was pure guts and I finished 3 reps for a score of 113.
For equipment, I taped my left calf, wore calf sleeves and wrist wraps. I wore my Saucony joggers.
Physically I felt good and my double unders were as effective as they ever are. The wall walks require starting with fingers on a tape line measured at shoulder level going to a tap line 10 inches from the wall. This standard felt reasonable when I tested it, but was a whole new animal fatigued. It is hard to believe that most of my time was spent resting between the 13 wall walks that I actually completed.
Lessons learned, put the phone in airplane mode. My mom called at the 12 minute mark which was annoying. Listening to my breathing in the video is annoying. I need to have some music going.
Overall, I feel good about the effort and feel like my fitness level was accurately represented. My calf held up great during the double unders. I had tweaked it February 26th and it still felt wonky March 6the when I did some box jumps.
The scaled workout would have been better for me. That was the same volume but the wall walk was from in front of the shoulder line to behind the shoulder line and single unders. I am still glad that I pushed myself. In my head I wanted to get past 47 Rx reps. After the first round, I thought I might get through 209 Rx reps, but it was not to be.
Shout out to Diya for judging me.
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