Posted by michael stanwyck : Friday, Apr 05, 2013
Last weekend I came into the CrossFit Open Workout 13.4 fully intending to get a certain score. I was going to get 90 reps. I had a plan, I knew I could do it; it was all timed out. Then I went as hard as I possibly could. And I didn't get 90, I got 80. In personal terms I came close. In sporting terms, not really that close. The question was, what was I going to do with it?
In one world I could be mad at myself. I didn't think that 90 would be easy, but I DID think it was a done deal. In another world, if I hadn't said 90, I never even would have gotten 80. Making the statement, pointing to the fence, was what had me do it like it was a done deal. Not hoping, declaring like it was already true and all I had to do was play it back like a video had me give it everything I had. AND, I was simply wrong about what I had in the tank.
When I look at it that way, the only thing that I could really ever be upset about is if I didn't give it my all. I'm OK with not making the number. That was an estimate. Just goes to show me how accurately I can asses one of two things -- what I can do in 7 minutes, or how to pace myself. Ain't no harm in missing the mark, it's what you'll do with it that will give you what you do next.
FRIDAY'S WORKOUT (NO CAP)
AND COMING MONDAY (CAP)
Quarterly Check-in Week
21-15-9 rep rounds for time of:
Handstand Push ups
Original Test Date: 1/7/13