Thoughts on Open Workout 18.4 -
I received this email from Ben Bergeron's COMPTRAIN MINDSET today and it REALLY hit a note with me regarding week 4 of the CrossFit Open. This is normally when people start getting a little weary of all this Open business. Can we just get the stinking t-shirt already?!? Please read the following. I hope it helps you dig deep and get ready to finish the Open as strong - if not stronger! - than you started. ENJOY!
Week 4 of the Open is like the fourth round of a five round workout. You’re past the halfway mark but you’re not really almost done.
By week four, things have gotten real. By now, you’ve probably had a good workout... and a bad workout. Emotions are running high. The glamour has worn off, and it’s not quite as fun as it was in week one. The irregular training schedule is getting old. Re-doing workouts is getting old. The pressure to perform at your best once or twice a week is starting to take its toll.
Welcome to the grind.
This is the week that a lot of people take their foot off the gas. Not us. The tougher things get, the more we thrive. The more uncomfortable other competitors are, the greater our advantage. Because we have grit.
What is grit? It’s a word that’s been used to describe everything under the sun, but it means something specific: when things get hard, you push harder; if you stumble, you get back up stronger; no matter what, you continue to pound away day after day, after day with relentlessness, consistency, heart and passion—that’s grit.
Nothing this week is more important than this approach, which is ultimately a choice. Regardless of how things have gone so far, regardless of how we think we’ll shape up after this workout, or even at the end of the full Open, this is where we hit the gas even harder.
Others might be slowing down, but we’ll do the opposite. We’re speeding up.
Teams of 3:
*Must tap out.
75 Calorie Bike
50 Power Cleans* (115/85)
*adding #10 to barbell each round
Sc: 95/65 or less - add 5-10# to barbell each round.
Scale calories to 50 if needed.