Friday, April 5, 2013


by Meghann on April 5, 2013

It’s Friday!!!

Any big plans this weekend?! Derek turns the big 2-9 on Monday so we have a few things lined up to fill out the weekend.

My Friday started with 13.5.

This was the final open workout for the CrossFit games.

4 minute AMRAP of:

  • 15 Thrusters (100 / 65 lbs)
  • 15 Chest to bar Pull-ups

If 90 reps (3 rounds) are completed in under 4 minutes, time extends to 8 minutes.

If 180 reps (6 rounds) are completed in under 8 minutes, time extends to 12 minutes.

If 270 reps (9 rounds) are completed in under 12 minutes, time extends to 16 minutes.


This was basically a condensed version of Fran with a C2B instead of a regular pull-up. If you did 90 reps in the first round you would advance. If not, you were done at 4 minutes. I’ll give you a little hint on how hard this was – no one in my class went passed the first round. 😉

I wasn’t even close to RXing this one. I used a band for the C2B (though I did go down to a smaller color, so I’m happy with that) and only the 45 lb bar for the trusters. My coach was kind of funny about today’s WOD. He was pretty intimidated by the WOD himself, so he took an extra relaxed approach to the class. He gave us extra modifications and didn’t push us like he usually does. It was weird actually.

The 4 minutes flew by, like I knew it would, and it wasn’t long before my “light” 45lb bar felt like it weighed a million pounds. I bet I would have moved a little bit faster if I felt like I was being pushed, but coach’s relaxed approach was rubbing off on the class and it didn’t seem like any of us were booking it. Well, either that or none of us wanted to finish all 90 reps in 4 and then have to move on to the 120 rep 8 minute round. That would have hurt. Ouch.

When time was called I was on my 3rd round of thrusters with a total of 65 reps under my belt. Not even close to the 90 needed to move on. Even if I was pushing myself to my max, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have made it to that number.

Watch the video of the pros doing the workout HERE. Talk about humbling!

Did you do 13.5? How did you do?

It was a gloomy morning. It poured on my way to work, then the clouds lingered until mid afternoon.


The perfect weather for a soup and veggie lunch.


Publix chili with a side of veggies, cheese, and hummus. The perfect, yummy meal.

Luckily the clouds cleared and we’re all crossing our fingers for a sunshine-y weekend!

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are this weekend!

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