02 September 2012

Filthy Fifty Anniversary WOD

It's that time of the year, the Filthy Fifty.

Last year I thought I was doing well, but it was slow. 35:34 (done Aug 21, 2011). Compared to my 2010 time of 32:49 (Nov 14, 2010).

This year, with my piriformis syndrome (inflammation pressing against the sciatic nerve running under my right buttocks) and subsequent affect on my training...I was "just going to do it".

Decided to keep track of my time after each movement.
50 Box jumps (20" pretty much unbroken) 2:08,
50 Jumping pull-ups (45 lb & 25 lb plate on 20" box 20-10-10-5-5) 3:34,
50 Kettlebell swings (unbroken @ 12 kb) 5:35,
50 Walking Lunges 7:27,
50 Knees to elbows (6 in a row, then sets 2-3 at a time, all legitimate) 14:50,
50 Push press (did 30-10-10 @ 35 lb) 17:14,
50 Back extensions (had to do sets of 5, numbing back of my right leg/butt) 20:25,
50 Wall ball shots (14lb to 9' mark - higher than before - broken sets of 5-10) 24:50,
50 Burpees (broken sets of 5-10) 30:04,
50 Double unders (best string was 15) 31:51.

Some parts faster than last year, others slower. Overall a PR when I wasn't expecting it.


07 June 2012

Not MIA....

Long story short:
1. Did the Crossfit Open, got 219th place in the world for Women age 45-49.
2. Hip pain started off & on back in January after the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). Something about sitting in a chair all night (12+ hours) in chem gear & IBA. Turned into piriformis syndrome (my glute muscle smashed into my sciatic). Eventually got some sarapin shots in my butt that reduced the inflammation (and another shot in my right bursa at the top of the right thigh I-band). Helped but not cured. Worked out for one week but the recurrent numbness/pins & needled, along with upper sartorious pain led me back to the doctor & eventually an evaluation by a Sports Medicine doctor. Now waiting on CT results (L4-L5 evaluation for a defect that could be a fracture, could be a disk malalignment, who knows).
3. Bottom line, physical training limited. Losing strength, endurance, stamina, etc. Sucks!!
4. Good news/bad news from the Operational Readiness Inspection (March 2012). First the good. Our unit (301 MDS) got an "OUTSTANDING" for their incredible work at the DMF (Deployed Medical Facility). Smooth operation, great teamwork, and killer security. I was working in the Command Post (on the night shift with the Deputy Wing Commander) as the CAT (Crisis Action Team) Director and we also did a great job. The big boss recognized me as a Superior Performer. Now the bad news. Some folks have to do this again in the fall in order for our Wing to pass. So we have ORE in Oct & Nov, ORI in Nov. Hopefully I won't have to be in MOPP4 (that's full on gas mask, etc).
5. We have season tickets to The Smith Center for their 2012-2013 Broadway season.
6. Working on my poker skills. Need to do more tournaments and less 2-4 Limit (but it's fun trying to get high hands/bonus jackpots).

27 October 2011

Vegas Fit Wars - Results

New Event 1: Ammo Carry/Wheelbarrel/Thrusters/Burpees: 17:45 (15th out of 22). Time cap was 20 min. This was fun!

Pullup Event #2 Changed to 6 min to find 1RM then 90sec max rep 53# Kettlebell Snatch: 45# (huge PR)!!!! Done as a chin-up with a little kipping for momentum. Unfortunately I was unable to do even 1 accepted Kettlebell Snatch so no extra lbs. Result 12th out of 22.

Overall 13th place for the day! Not bad for my first competition (and the oldest person out there).

12 October 2011

Vegas Fit Wars - Here I Come!

Event #1

For time:

While wearing a flak jacket and ballistic helmet, carry a rubber rifle replica and 2 ammo cans weighing 30lbs across the field.
Perform 20 dumbell thrusters and 20 burpees.
Load a wheelbarrow with the two ammo cans, dumbells, and rifle and run it across the field.
Perform 20 dumbell thrusters and 20 burpees.
Reload the wheelbarrow and run it back across the field.
Unload the wheelbarrow and carry the ammo cans and rifle replica back to the original start point.
Take off the flak jacket and ballistic helmet for one final sprint down and back on the field.

The dumbell weight is 35lbs for the men and 25lbs for the women. The wheelbarrow will be loaded with a 45lbs plate for men and a 25lbs plate for women.

The differential will be wearing this flak jacket (it's a bit constricting for breathing and movement). Not worried about running or pushing the wheelbarrow (kinda seems like fun).

Event #2
Weighted Pull-Up Ladder

Every minute, on the minute for 8 minutes, athletes will perform one weighted pull-up. Men will start at 20lbs and increase by 20lbs every minute. Women will start at 5lbs and increase 5lbs every minute. The chin must break the vertical plane of the pull-up bar.

Any grip will be permitted. Kipping is allowed. Chalk and tape are allowed. No assistance straps are allowed.

If an athlete makes it all the way through the ladder, they will perform max reps at the heaviest load in the final minute to further distinguish from a tie.

I like this structure. I do better with "warm-up". My previous 1RM for strict is 12.5# so my goal will be 15 or 20# (not sure how kipping or mixed grip will affect my ability for this movement).

Event #3
Only the top ten men and top ten women will perform this event!
(More details on this event will be released on Saturday)

With a 12 minute time cap:
30 Overhead Squats - 95lbs/65lbs
30 Double Unders
50m Barbell Carry - 115lbs/75lbs
20 Overhead Squats - 115lbs/75lbs
20 Box Jumps - 24"/20"
50m Barbell Carry - 135lbs/95lbs
10 Overhead Squats - 135lbs/95lbs
10 Burpee Box Jumps - 30"/24"
150m Barbell Carry - 135lbs/95lbs

Max reps in the remaining time of "Ground-to-Overhead" - 135lbs/95lbs.

Your score is however many reps you perform of the "Ground-to-Overhead."

My goal is to get into the top 10 cause this looks like FUN (I like OH squats and I like DU). The 24" Burpee Box Jumps will be tough but I've been doing 24" for a month now. G-t-O 95# will be tough for me (the younger gals will be doing snatch, I'll be doing clean & jerk).

10 October 2011

Vegas Fit Wars

I signed up for my first Crossfit competition, the Las Vegas Fit Wars this Saturday, Oct 15th.

Very excited! Just wish I didn't have a sprained forearm tendon (have less than a week for it to heal).