The CrossFit Open is going on right now. What is the CrossFit Open you ask? The Crossfit Open is the starting line to the 2012 Crossfit Games. The Open consists of 5 workouts, over 5 weeks. They start on February 22 – March 25. All athletes interested in participating have the option to perform each workout at a registered affiliate or even their own garage (you submit a videotape of your performance to the Games website and others can judge you on your performance).
Now, the fun part about the Open is that it is for everyone! Even those who are just starting in their CrossFit journey. Yep, you read that right, EVERYONE! Pin up CrossFit nailed it with the following statement "EVERYONE is able to participate in these weekly workouts. It’s an opportunity for you to gain an appreciation for your strengths, weaknesses and mental toughness."
After the Open, comes the second stage Regionals! Using the scores from the Open, the top 60 men and women in each region move on to this second stage of competition! Each Regional is a 3-day competition.
After Regionals, obviously the creme de la creme move onto the Crossfit Games! The top 3 individual men and women and the top 3 teams at Regionals will head to California to compete in the 2012 Crossfit Games!
Every part of it sounds exciting and super scary at the same time and of course, I wanted to be a apart of it.
I know that I don't have the physical strength to push a lot of weight, at least not yet, but I still wanted to test my heart out in the Open, so without further ado. Here is my first Open WOD.
I did the workout out twice! Yes, I am a masochist! My first time, I crank out 83. It was alright but my legs were super tired from my previous day's workout. Second time: 91. I am happier with the second time around, so I am sticking to it.
The Open WODs are taking over my Benchmark days for the next five weeks, so if you don't see any Benchmarks for a bit, now you know the reason :).