Jul 22nd, 2015
Author: Mike Minium
Gonna keep this update relatively short…gotta stay focused on the task at hand.
Once again, Steve turned in some great performances on Day 2. He started the day in 2nd place overall and finished the day in 2nd place overall. But he closed the gap and is now within 2 points of 1st place (he was 42 points out of 1st place entering the day). So he made up a ton of ground!
Today he had two workouts and both of them were tricky. He had to be totally on his game or they could’ve gone sideways for him.
The first workout was a brutally long conditioning test (it was a chipper, for those of you who like the CF jargon). I didn’t tell him beforehand (he had enough on his mind) but I was just hoping for a top-10 finish on this one (it wasn’t the best fit for his skill set). He more than delivered with a 9th place finish. It was really critical for him to get through that workout without giving away too much in terms of the leaderboard.
The second workout was also a tricky one for him because it had double-udders in it. Double-unders are something that can be pretty bipolar for Steve; they’re either great or brutal. He entered the final round of the workout in 9th place but strung together his biggest double-under sets of the day in that last round to pass a bunch of people, eventually finishing 4th place in the workout. It was a super clutch finish!
That 4th place finish in the second workout catapulted him up the leaderboard, bringing him to within 2 points of 1st, as already mentioned.
Steve now has two more workouts to go. The first one goes down at 10:40am on Thursday. The second one hasn’t been announced and we don’t yet know what time it will happen (we’ll be sure to update you all on our FB page once we know).
To catch all of Steve’s workouts live, make sure you tune in here: http://games.crossfit.com