The WOD consist of a 10 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of:
30 DU (Double Unders)
15 Snatches (55 lbs)
I was so excited when the 10 second countdown began. I was excited to see how much I could improve.
I started off with the double unders and I couldn't believe it, but I actually strung some together. I strung together quite a few actually-- like 15! I was so excited I actually screamed. How did that actually just happen. Each time I attempted, I strung a decent number together. 6, 7, and even 20!!!!! I can't even tell you how happy this makes me.
The only problem is, I do the "pike" (feet kick forward) and I expend sooooooo much energy doing the DU. By the time I got to the snatches I was hunched over the bar trying to take some time to compose myself and get my breathing under control.
I don't care though. I will take stringing DU together using a lot of energy versus not being able to do them at all. I can continue to tweak things until I get it right. I've come a far way so far and I hope I just continue to improve.
The snatches were definitely hard, but I took them a little at a time (5) and got through them. I was working hard and was out of breath, but nowhere near what I described last year. That AND I scored much higher than last year.
I made it through 3 full rounds, 30 DU and 4 more snatches. Score = 169! Hell yes! I will take it.
Week after week I go to CrossFit and wonder if I'm even improving. Well this shows me, I am absolutely improving and it makes me very happy. Bring on 15.1