Fast Enough?

So how fast is too fast? How hard is too hard? Is the psychology of “the clock” ever a detriment to your training? What about competition – do you find yourself trying to “win” at all costs? I pose these questions because I found myself in this strange place over the past month. With the CrossFit Games coming up, it’s never been more pressing for me to perform at a very high level. I started to push up the weights and go harder than I’ve ever gone before… whoops – got hurt. Then I found myself mentally trying to compete with everyone else – telling myself that if I didn’t come in first, what business do I have going to the games? That is certainly not reducing my anxiety about the event or improving my performance. And then the clock – trying to beat it… doing whatever it takes.

There have been times when each of these “games” I play with myself actually enhance my training and make me a better, stronger, faster athlete. But there are also times like now – where they mess with my head. So I ask YOU to consider exactly HOW you are using the tools like speed, weight, the clock, competition, etc in your CrossFit training… if you’re using them to get better, and you’re having fun, then fantastic! But if not, you might want to consider, like I have, forgetting the clock, forgetting other people and forget comparing times, just focus inward and do what is right for YOU. Period. Thoughts?

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Amy – giving it all she’s got (as usual!)


Today’s Workout

For time:
1 rope climb
3 Thrusters (135/95)
30 Double Unders
2 Rope climbs
6 Thrusters
60 Double Unders
3 Rope climbs
9 Thrusters
90 Double Unders
4 Rope climbs
12 Thrusters
120 Double Unders
5 Rope Climbs

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