As I packed up the my boots, my food, my clothes and my supplements the excitement and fear of the impending weekend was growing. I knew I was going in facing some of the best in the game, and a lot more people weren’t going to make than were. I know it’s not an ‘eye of the tiger’ mentality, but it was what I felt.
Thursday night I had a great relaxing night hanging with the CFLegacy crew at their cabin. It was nice to just screw off not thinking about the competition. Friday brought with it some beautiful weather and some great efforts by both the teams and the masters. Then…..it was my turn to go. I went into the wod telling myself it was just another day at the gym and my game plan was to attack the wod one rep at a time.
Barbell Complex (65lb) video here
Muscle Ups are one of those skills that you have or you don’t. And THANK GOD I attended Jeff Tucker’s Gymnastics Cert where I learned the importance of mastering the skills. I had done 20-30 muscle up transitions a day, yes a day from the cert to regionals, making that wod right up my alley. I practiced my mu’s from full turnout to lock out at the top. Of the 15 muscle ups I only had 1 missed attempt. The complex was easy compared to the muscle ups.
This wod set the tone for the weekend. I was coming out this wod in 5th place. I had proven to myself that I could really be in the hunt for the games. I had gotten the nerves out of my system, and most importantly, I was having fun.
Next up was the trail run….that I find hard to call a ‘run’. I’ll explain tomorrow.