Team Blue and Team Orange just completed part I of the CrossFit Team Series! Read Alma's recap of her team's experience! And Congratulate Alma when you see her! She is now officially a CrossFit Level 1 Coach!!!
Team Blue had a couple of conflicts with scheduling days and times to do all events. Shaun had a spur the moment road trip and the team had to accommodate Alma due to the CrossFit Level 1 seminar. We started with event #1 on Wednesday night I believe. I think I can venture out to say that we thought this would be an easy one. It was not so much. The singles were a force to be reckoned with!
Next, we did event #2 which was 30 clean and jerks per pair of females and males ascending in weight after each set. Carmen killed it! The females started with 65#. Each female had to do 5 at a time. We made it up to the 105#, getting only 5 reps in. The guys finished 30 reps at 155#. Personally I did not feel 100% with any of the weight overhead due to tweaking my right gluteus/lower back.
As a team we planned to meet Sunday night after Shaun was back in town and I was out of the last day of the seminar. During our day off we learned that Team Orange actually beat our time in event #1. Being the competitive individuals we are, we were determined to beat their time. Sunday would now be a two event day. I was very nervous! Not only was I not 100% physically, I was completely drained mentally. I didn't want to let my team down. We re-did event #1 and completed event #4, beating Team Orange in both.
Finally, we completed event #3 bright and early the very next morning at 5 a.m. We strategized and had what I feel was a very smooth, great workout. Currently we sit in 59th place if I'm not mistaken.
I wanted to cry several times but having awesome teammates and judges really does help. We were so thankful for our judges, Jose Valdez, Travis Frazier, Jen G and Kristi L.
Tabata snatch warm up with PVC. (just 4 rounds of each exercise)
Down up and shrug
7 snatches 115/75