It all started here.

The road to the competition, or, OH SHIT!

It all started here.
It all started here.

You thought I had enough competing with Fall Face-Off? Apparently not.

So, since FFO, I’ve been attending Strong(wo)man classes every Tuesday, when I’m not working. It’s super fun! And most of the time, I’m the only girl in the class. I think this makes me badass, but some people I know, I think, think it makes me un-ladylike. Whatever. You better believe I showed off the gnarly shoulder bruise from lifting stones to EVERYBODY who would look. No joke.

Then it was announced that ACF would be hosting an in-house Strongman competition. Tempting, indeed, but I was terrified, to say the least. I figured it might be less pressure since it was in-house, and the WODs might be easier, for the same reason.

After much prodding by my awesome cheerleaders and a sponsorship by one seriously awesome Derby girl, it has become official: I’m competing on December 3.

The WODs were posted last night, and I’m not gonna lie—I’m downright freaked out. Here’s what I’m in for:

Press Medley:

DB Overhead
Log (Heavy)
Axle Deadlifts (Heavy)
Log Reps – remaining time

Mens <150     60, 105, 105 ,95 for reps
Mens <175      70, 115, 115, 105
Mens <200     80, 135, 135, 115
Mens >200     90, 155, 155, 135

Ladies  <120   40, 65, 65, 55
Ladies  <140   45, 70, 70, 60
Ladies  >140   50, 75, 75, 70

Farmers Walk – 2 Laps – 1 minute – take distance

Women – 53, 70, 88
Men – 70, 88, 90

Tire Flips – 2 minutes, accumulate points

5 Tires

3 Rounds:
15 Power Snatch
15 Burpees

Women – 55 – 65 – 75
Men – 75 – 95 – 115 – 115

21-15-9
Deadlift
Box Jumps (24/20)

Women – 125 – 145 – 165
Men – 185 – 225 – 255 – 255

6 minute time limit

Clean and Jerk Last man standing

(20/10)

95 – 115 – 125 – 135 – 145 – 155 – 165 – 175 – 185
115 – 135 – 155 – 165 – 175 – 185 – 195 – 205 – 215
155 – 165 – 175 – 185 – 195 – 205 – 215 – 225 – 235
165 – 185 – 205 – 215 – 225 – 235 – 245 – 255 – 265

55 – 65 – 75 – 85 – 95 – 105 – 115 – 125 – 135
75 – 85 – 95 – 105 – 115 – 125 – 135 – 145 – 155
95 – 105 – 115 – 125 – 135 – 145 – 155 – 165 – 175

I mean, I feel like I’m no stranger to getting my ass handed to me, but looking at these workouts, it’s pretty clear that I will be DNF’ing at least two of them…I can’t jump 20″ for a box jump, and my max power snatch is 70#…and that isn’t at 15 reps, either. Not to mention that I haven’t done several of the movements before (e.g., farmer’s walk, tire flips, and the log), and that my max clean and jerk was 90#, but was a continental clean (and the first level BEGINS at 95#). Good god. What have I gotten myself into?!

Okay, breathe.

This requires focus and calm.

I would like to take suggestions on how to prepare for this competition over the next few weeks.

My training schedule recently looks like this:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: WOD + Strongman
  • Wednesday: WOD + Yoga (if I’m not working/have class)
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: WOD
  • Saturday: WOD + Gymnasty
  • Sunday: WOD + Kettlebells

As far as nutrition goes, I take protein after every workout, and have recently started using a new kind of fish oil (the vanilla smells like Funfetti cupcakes!). While I do not do 100% paleo, I plan to amp up my anti-inflammation efforts to see if this helps my performance. I also recently acquired a foam roller, so I can attempt to recover at home.

What else do you guys recommend? I’m having a MAJOR “oh shit” moment right now, and want to know how to best deal with this! Eeee!

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Danielle

Exuberant photographer, artist, writer, designer, wannabe chef, and Crossfitter.

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