Since my WOD 5 in San Francisco wasn't official I had to do it again today. I really wasn't in prime condition after a brutal week of travel and long hours at work. It is what it is.... Now last time I did the WOD I felt pretty good and thought I could improve on my performance. I had logged my splits on the board so I would have a good visual of how I was doing against an improved performance.
After the requisite stalling, I mean warm-up I got after it. It started off pretty good
Round 1 1:13 4 seconds faster
Round 2 2:45 10 seconds faster
Round 3 4:35 11 seconds faster this hurts but so far so good.
Round 4 6:38 23 seconds faster Wow this is going well I just hope I dont crash.
Round 5 9:06 19 seconds faster Man this is getting really hard these wall balls suck
Round 6 11:58 10 seconds faster Im losing steam - even holding bar and pace on T2B is falling off
Round 7 14:51 7 seconds slower. Im totally falling apart. The 5 Power Cleans have become more than a nuisance. Im barely getting 5 Wall Balls at a time
Round 8 17:52 37 seconds slower - F**ck I might not make even 9 rounds This is pathetic
Round 9 19:58 13 seconds slower - There was no way I wasnt getting 9 rounds. I would sooner have suffered a cardiac embolism than missed. This WOD crushed me. I spent about 5 minutes trying to return to earth. My whole world had narrowed and my heart and lungs felt like they had exploded.
What could I have done to get a few more reps? I have no idea. One consideration was too slow down at the beginning to a more even pace. I have no idea whether that would have helped and I can tell you I wasnt about to try and find out with a score on the board.
Only one WOD left and then back to regular crossfit training.