2007 Games Results
Hopper WOD: 3rd
Cindy: 24 1/2 rounds with 20lb. vest, 36 rounds as rx'd
Linda: 18:39 as if I weighed 155lb (DL 225, Bench 155, Squat clean 115)
Max DL: 358
Max Squat: 314
Max Press: 149
Max pull-ups: 72
Chris's thoughts on the Games:
The CrossFit Games are a bit of a mystery to everyone. No one knows what is giong to be there or what will be pulled for the WOD. It's been said so many times before that CrossFit trains for the "unknown" and "unknowable". That's exactly what the Games are to me, so I just follow the WOD on the site with the 3 day on and 1 day off schedule. I'm also playing a healthy game of CrossFit HORSE with Dutch, Ryan, and Eric O for fun.
When it comes to the Games, I really think it's anyone's game. Once you look at the top 15 competitors or so it's anyones game. I think a lot of it is the luck of the draw with the WOD. If I see a bunch of rowing and super heavy lifting I know I'm in for a tougher go. But if more bodyweight exercises and some technical things come in I think I have a better shot at winning.
The mental aspect is a huge part for anyone. I think we all have expectations of ourselves and set goals to achieve. I remember my dad telling me "never compare yourself to anyone else". Why? For one I think it can be intimidating in a way. There are some super studs out there that are really tough to beat. The other is that you will only be as good as they are. I don't want to limit the potential that I have with the gifts and abilities I've been given. All I can do is leave the Games knowing that I have done the best I possibly could have with my efforts. This way, I can't be discouraged. Frustrated, of course, if I don't meet my goals, but not discouraged by my efforts.
As far as nutrition goes I'm not a strict "zone" guy. I would say that I'm more zone light. It's working for me now (several key PRs in the last month), so I don't want to make any major changes.