Every now and then, our Colorado Springs CrossFit community does fun stuff like the Friday Night Lights initiative. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to hop into one (February 2016 and April 2016) and we missed the one back in July over at Decimate. These events offer a great opportunity for crossfitters from all over the area to WOD together and visit. I know I’m not the most social of butterflies, but it is good to get out in the world beyond the everyday once in a while.
Last night we gathered at CrossFit NCS for a Friday Night Lights event and they had a great turnout. The whole Fitzy clan made it in and joined the 7:50pm heat. Marilee joined us as well. And we visited a little with Ray & Danielle (NCS), Mike (NCS), and saw Alex (Decimate) for a bit. We also saw folks from Progressive, Bonnie & Clyde, 719, and several other boxes from around town.
Ray, as always, was a fun emcee. And they moved anywhere from 5-10 people in each heat of the workout about every 25 minutes or so. When you signed in, you got a color (purple, yellow, pink) and competed to see which team could do the most reps and lift the most weight. We arrived about 6:10 (it started at 5:30) and were there until after 8, but I’m not sure who won… Ultimately though, I think the community did. 🙂
The workout was a simple one:
- 12 minute AMRAP
- 2 power cleans
- 2 bar-over-burpees
- 2 pull-ups
- you could choose RX+ (185/145#), RX (135/95#), or Scaled (95/55#)
- and then you had 4 minutes to get to a one rep max clean
I have to admit to being a little sore even before we started the workout. Warmed up a little bit on the rower and with some stretching, but I knew it was going to be a challenge today to get anything heavy.
So how’d we do? Well, here’s how it stacked up…
- Me (Pink team, did Rx movements)
- Made it through the round of 10s and had three cleans in the round of 12s (93 reps)
- Attempted four max power cleans – 155#, 165#, 175# (fail), 175# (fail)
- Ev – 133 reps with 55#, banded pull-ups; 95# max clean
- Mickey – 133 reps with 55#, regular pull-ups; 105# max clean
- AJ – 115 reps with 55#; 105# max clean
Not bad at all, really. I pushed it too fast, too early in in the metcon and had to slow way down in the round of 8. And in the round of 10, I forgot to do burpees, so I did my 10 power cleans, walked to the rig, realized my mistake, and walked back to do burpees. I started breaking up the cleans by the round of 6s… And I just didn’t have anything left when I got to the max lifts at the end.
We had a lot of fun though and NCS was a great host! Thanks folks and nice to see everybody!!