Tuesday June 1, 2010
Workout of the Day
Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Thruster
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The Team 5K row competition was, for us, the most dramatic event of the weekend. The heats on Sunday were seeded by standings, so the top 8 teams were in the last heat, teams 9-16 in the next to last heat. In the 9-16 group CrossFit Decatur, with their Olympic swimmer pulling 5 separate 500m intervals, put up the fastest time of the day, 16:17, and it held up against all comers in the final heat, in which all 8 teams went under 17 minutes. Our drama was in the final heat in our race against rivals CrossFit North Atlanta, who jumped to an early lead that built up to almost 100m by the middle of the race. But our boys, Jonathan and Brandon, were only holding fire. After the 2000m mark each split went faster than the one before. CF ATL began to close the gap, and with all the other teams closing on the finish the screaming and noise in the area was deafening. There was no way to know who was ahead of who at the end, but CF ATL nosed North Atlanta at the death by fraction of a second. Everyone spilled their guts for one another, which leads to another Lombardi quote:
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.
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