I’m just starting to get back into my regular routine again. Last week I was sick and we’ve been traveling so my workouts have been pretty inconsistent. I did the 1st OC Throwdown qualifier workout on Friday at LC Valley CrossFit while we were on a trip back home to Idaho for a wedding.
OC Throwdown Qualifier #1:
AMRAP in 10 minutes- 75 double-unders, 50 box-jumps, 25 shoulders to overhead (any way) @ 70#
My score was 251. This puts me in 161st place out of about 300 female competitors at this point.
I did the 2nd qualifier today with the regular group class at CFCM at 4pm.
OC Throwdown Qualifier #2:
15 Cleans @ 105#
I knew this was going to be really heavy for me. I can power clean 105 easily, but for some reason I always get “buried” at the bottom of a squat clean. I think I get a little too low and then I have trouble standing it up. Squats of any kind have never been my strength. My goal was just to at least get a few cleans at 105#. There was no option to scale so I’m hoping there will be plenty of women who are not able to get any reps at that weight and that will at least put me ahead of those people. There was a 20 minute time cap on this workout. I was able to complete 15 cleans and 26 pull-ups. I got really frustrated as I missed several reps and it took almost 15 minutes just to get my 15 cleans. I appreciated the encouragement Bobbie and Lindsay provided as I chipped away at each rep slowly, but surely. I think I was a little embarrassed that it was as hard for me as it was. I felt like I was fighting back tears and getting really angry and frustrated with myself. We’ll see where I stand when the scores and rankings are posted on Sunday night. I’m a little disappointed that there is a qualifying process for this event because the reality is, I may not make it. I was really looking forward to competing in January, but I may have to set my sights on another competition. If I understand it correctly, they are only taking the top 25 for the “elite” category and then the next 75 as “advanced.” There will not be an “intermediate” division.