Crossfit Open 14.1
Last week was the beginning of the Crossfit Open.
In a nutshell, here’s how the Open works:
- Anyone can register for the Open. You pay your $20 and you’re IN.
- There are 5 workouts over the course of 5 weeks (one a week).
- Each workout is announced on Thursday evening and you have until Monday to submit your score.
- Each workout is named after the year that it’s in – so, since it’s 2014 and last week was the first workout, it’s named 14.1. This week will be 14.2, next week 14.3, and so on up to 14.5.
- At the end of the Open, the top 48 men and top 48 women in each region will be invited to compete in their respective Regional competition (ours is held in Columbus!!).
- The top 3 men and top 3 women from each region are invited to the Games (the awesome craziness you can watch on ESPN2 in the summer!!).
So I was secretly thrilled when they announced 14.1:
Yes! Double unders! Jump rope is my JAM, you guys!
I had no idea how to attack this workout. So, I did what I always do – don’t think about it too much and pray I don’t suck a big one. Hehe.
I know 10 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, but I swear to you this was the longest 10 minutes of my life.
I take that back. When I redid the workout on Sunday, THAT was the longest 10 minutes of my life.
I ended up with 268 reps total. I was/am pretty pleased!
Ha, we were ALL dead afterwards!
I’m nervous that this was the first workout, though. It was aimed towards my strengths – they’re not all going to be that way. In fact, I’m sure the rest are going to hand my ass to me! Who knows what that crazy man, Dave Castro, is brewing up for us.
I don’t care, though, I just love how the Open brings the community together. We all cheer each other on, whether we’re signed up or not, and it creates a sense of family at the gym. My fave.
Are you signed up for the Open? How did you do on 14.1? If not, what was the hardest 10 minute workout you ever did??