Ok let’s cut right to the chase. 13.2 is out, and I am puh-retty nervous about it. Probably even more nervous than I was for 13.1. Why? Because when it was first announced last night, my very first thought was, “Ok, that’s do-able,” but in the past year, if I have learned anything, it’s that as soon as that thought crosses my mind it pretty much ensures that whatever WOD I just dared to think that thought about is going to crush my soul.
I am not too shabby at box jumps, a 75-pound deadlift is going to be ok, but the 75-pound shoulder-to-overhead is going to get real heavy real quick. My split jerk max is 95 pounds right now, meaning that I will mostly likely be able to push jerk the first round or two, but will quickly have to move into split jerks, which is destined to REALLY slow me down. Just as long as I don’t fail on a rep, I think I will be ok, but I think the crux for me in this WOD will be to link all of the shoulder-to-overheads every time. Having to drop and re-clean the bar is going to be a time suck, and is also going to make me feel like I want to die. Which is always the best part of CrossFit, don’t you think?
We are doing this WOD tomorrow morning at 5:30AM–just about 12 hours away. Yikes! And this week I definitely only get one shot, as I am heading up to the mountains on Friday night for a weekend of ridiculous-ness with about a dozen other girls for a bachelorette party. At least I have that to look forward to if I survive.
One of the other things I am nervous about for this WOD was that I am really not good at pacing, and 10 minutes is a no-man’s land if you haven’t paced correctly. At least in 13.1 I knew that I was going to get through the first 100 reps and then just spent whatever time was left attempting the 75# snatch, but with this WOD I’m just not sure. I talked to my friend and fellow Jai-er Whitney last night after the WOD was released, and she, who had not watched Annie vs. Lindsay, said, “So, what do you think? 15?” By the end of the conversation I was able to talk her down to estimating she would get 10 rounds, but I think I am hoping for 7. I guess we’ll find out.
What do you think of 13.2? What is your goal?
Side note: Did anyone watch Annie and Lindsay duke it out last night? At least Lindsay looked like a human and actually started to seem a little exhausted by the end, but I’m pretty sure that Annie could have just kept going forever. That girl is a machine!