Wednesday, October 7, 2009

CrossFit ATL 4168 Leah P. on the way to 1st place at the Octoberfest Games. 

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Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    Fierce, Leah

  • Leah
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    Yeah, my face should tell you how much i was LOVING the snatches during this chipper… literally the worst part of the whole competition for me! I lived though… so can’t really complain 🙂

  • Margaret
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    I’m back, b!tches. Had a minor psychic break there upon discovering that I was 17th out of 17 women. After encouragement from our crossfit family, I got myself together and I’m back at it and more determined than ever. I remembered that a month ago, my stated goal was to do crossfit workouts as rx’d for women. Grace seemed perpetually out of my reach. I didn’t scale any of the workouts at the games, and as a result, the next time Grace comes up, I know that I will be able to do it at the rx’d weight. That’s progress and I am content with it. I will be in contention for a better placing next time I compete.
    Leah P’s athleticism is astounding, and matched only by her support of others, kindness and humor. You would think that she might take time to catch her breath after her heat, but instead, she stood next to me, yelling for me until I was finished, and then came over with a good job right away. What and athlete and what a person.
    In other good news, my 1 rep max for thrusters has gone up considerably, from 42.5 to 47 this morning. More progress.

  • Margaret
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    Worse than the sand bag cleans?? I hated those freaking things.

  • Bethanie
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    only part of your post I don’t like is “I will be in contention for a better placing next time I compete”. Remember to measure your progress on PR’s, NOT competition. After all, if Mike G. relied on his placing in competitions for measuring his progress he would believe that he has digressed in ability tremendously. Doesn’t that sound absurd? He has gotten better, he knows it, and we all know it. That is why you don’t measure your progress on competitions.

  • VAS
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    Seems like whoever took the pictures at the octoberfest games did a poor job working the CFATL bootycam. I only found 4 and two are of Ken.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    whoa whoa whoa!!!! what the hell is that supposed to mean?

  • Leah
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    I’d have done double the sandbag cleans to be able to skip the snatches… not sure why they were so hard for me! Technique, I’m sure.
    And, Momo, I’m glad you’re back 🙂 I think you killed the WODs in Nashville and the thrusters this morning… you’re awesome, mama! Keep it comming!!!

  • Margaret
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    That would be me.

  • Margaret
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    Okay, B.

  • Margaret
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    he was also never last, I assume. LOL!

  • Matthew Queen
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    Stole an idea from Jason today.
    Squats: 5×3
    20 laps breast stroke.

  • Ken
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    Margaret, Bethanie is right that you should not beat yourself up about the competition. It can be a good motivator for working hard and improving on certain things, for sure. But the placing at those is also very dependent on the workouts. I placed well, but the workouts also contained many things in my wheelhouse. Having said that, I do think if you work hard and improve on various movements across various time domains and focus on bettering your own PRs you will increase the chance that at the next competition you will place better. The trick is to be good (but not necessarily great) at everything. You are a very strong crossfitter, and I am glad this will make you work harder rather than discourage you!

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    well…I think I only beat two guys on the 7k trail run at the Games. I was so far back that the volunteers kept yelling “let’s go Girls!!!” because they didn’t think any other guys were back that far. That was an awesome experience.

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    I have wanted to do Grace for forever, I haven’t done it since last sept in the old gym
    Grace, Rx: 2:49
    Then I did Annie because I wasn’t happy being 3rd on the board.
    Annie, Rx: 5:37

  • Steve
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    Thruster WOD — 50, 50, 55, 55, 57, 60, 65
    Thanks for the coaching, Bethanie. I finally was able to drive out of my heels tonight and PR’ed by about 15kg.

  • Jim
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    I think it is amazing that you are living the mind, body and soul draining life of an associate in a large law firm, on top of working up for and then competing in Nashville. The SAS motto is “[s]he who dares, wins.” I think you won and have a right to be really proud for putting yourself on the line, and for establishing your own benchmark for next time.

  • VAS
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    Wow Steve, that’s a huge PR! Good coaching Bethanie.

  • VAS
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    10min run on the track
    > 5.5 laps

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