Rest, walk, stretching.
I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed on my performance doing the Open 14.2 yesterday; not getting past the first 3 minutes mark was both devastating and revealing. And it appeared that I sucked not only in pull-ups (which I really anticipated), but in Overhead Squats, too. The squats I’d had trained before has not been deep enough. And that really feels embarrassing, I’ve been thinking myself that my squats have been deep enough, but apparently the hip has stayed too high all the way.
The pull-ups, in the other hand, sucked as I expected them to suck. To be honest, I was actually surprised they went that well they went.
Well, at least I now know where I stand.
First of all, taking part on the open again and this time also taking care of sending the results, too, has been a really good decision. I’m pretty sure my last years ‘results’ would’ve not been that good I thought they have been when seen by the actual CrossFit judges.
So, huge thanks to CrossFit Tegen for letting me get in and be judged! It was a great and humbling experience yesterday.
The other thing I learned yesterday is that CrossFit is far more technical that I’ve been thinking. Somehow I’ve thought that the technique comes in when doing things properly. That it falls in naturally. Well, that is also one of the issues here; one can’t judge oneself properly enough. I suppose that’s where the affiliate and the other CrossFit trainees come in and help. Exercising all by myself at the non-affiliate gym has it’s ups and downs.
Ups in the way that I get to the nearest or closest gym of my workplace and then the downs that I seem to be missing guidance and feedback.
As it seems now, I’m stuck with my current gym until end of June. After that I’ll definitely take myself to an affiliate. And as it seems now, I’ll drag my sorry, not-so-technically-good ass to CrossFit Tegen.
Why there, one might ask. First of all, they’re closest to where I live. Secondly, they’re cheaper than any other affiliate I’ve found across the Stockholm and last, but not least, they too have a sauna.
I actually did pay them a visit last summer but then on some strange reason, ended up signing myself to SATS. Mainly because SATS was starting their own CrossFit -training at the Regeringsgatan. Apparently, they’ve changed the name from CrossFit to Prformance, and spread that across the other locations, too. But what I’ve seen there it is more or less 3 times a week training for people who like to do things 3 times a week. I try not to sound like a ‘CrossFit-elitist’ here, but I like the idea for exercising the 6 days every week. And even the 7th day will be an active recovery day for me.
Besides all the other reasons, CrossFit Tegen felt really nice, neat and sweaty place for me. In fact I will do the rest of my Open Workouts there. 😀