May 19th, 2012
By Mike Minium
Team CFO at the end of Day 1 of the NorCal Regionals
Day 1 of the NorCal Regionals is officially in the books…and what a day it was!
I’m going to do a full recap on Sunday, but for now, know that today’s theme for our competitors was stepping up and raising their game, all while flying under the radar.
For the team, the highlight of the day was the second workout. It involved 2 men and 2 women doing a 1000m row, 25 pistols, and 15 hang cleans at 225# (men) or 135# (women). We were considering two strategies: a safe one that would ensure that we finished the workout but most likely finish in the middle of the pack, or a riskier one that would ensure that we either crashed and burned or would finish in the top 10. In true CFO fashion, we chose the riskier option…and it paid off in a big way! We took 7th in the workout and that performance catapulted us to 7th place overall after the first day’s workouts were done.
For Candace, it was all about rising to the level of competition. A couple of weeks ago, Candace got major PR in Diane (21-15-9 reps of 155# deadlifts and handstand push-ups) and was hoping to do about the same today. She didn’t do the same, though. She ended up taking 40 seconds off of her PR to finish in 5th overall! And then she followed it up by finishing 4th overall in the second workout (2000m row, 50 pistols, 30 hang cleans @ 135#) after being one of the last women to get to cleans. I’m certain she finished cleans at a faster split time than anyone else in her heat (I wish I’d timed it). At the end of the day, Candace’s performances in the first two workouts earned her 3rd place overall.
For full results, go to the Leaderboard: http://games.crossfit.com/leaderboard
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