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The 2013 CrossFit Open is Over, Let’s get Ready for the Open…

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Well the 2013 CrossFit Open is over. We’ve battled through snatches, box jumps, burpees, toes to bar, and the worst Fran round (repeatedly). We’ve gotten bruised shins, sore muscles and for some of us, ripped up hands after 13.5 and unless we’re one of the top 48 folks in our region, we’ve got a free pass until next year. Or do we?

Let’s be honest I sucked at this years games (relatively) I finished in the top 23% overall and the top 17% in the Mid Atlantic region. So not a bad performance, I’m sure there are some folks who would love to score in those percentages. But I feel like I sucked.

There were certain workouts that I know that I could have done better on, maybe it was the fact that I only did them once, or what I ate before I worked out, or the amount of sleep I was getting that week. For whatever reason, I just feel like I should have done BETTER.

So my goal for 2013 is to get better. I’ve done these workouts and the great part about them is that they are measurable (of course, since this is one of the foundational pillars of CrossFit’s definition of functional fitness). I have my numbers. I know the scores I need to beat. I know what Rich Froning did, I can look it up. I know where I need to be, this year’s Open exposed weakness that I thought were there, and weaknesses that I was unaware of.

This year I will train. I will practice. I will grow. I will get a muscle up. Last year the Open was something I did for fun. In 2013 I approached it as a “competition” with zero preparation (other than my day to day CrossFit regiment). Right now, I’m already training for 2014 to be a competitor. I’ve got a long way to go and 364 more days to get there.

For most folks…the Open is done and finished for the year. For me, the 2014 Crossfit Open starts right now.