Finally after five weeks of competitions the Open is over. A lot of excitement and fun for the cost of only two movie tickets!
Going into the Open I was set on only competing in the Masters 40-44 scaled division. For the most part due to my lack of skills and strength.
So Monday afternoon I met up with Fredrik who had been sick over the weekend to perform WoD 15.5 again. Fredrik was going to do the scaled and I was going to try to beat my Friday time of 14:29.
After a short warm-up Fredrik was ready. We had a sign posted with the reps and times after each stage to give each other an idea of what the end time could be. Fredrik did really well, one minute faster than my time from friday.
Thats how I felt this morning after completling the Open 15.5! For the first time in a very long time I’m sore all over. I’m a more sore today than I was after my 27km swim and my first IM a week later.
But let’s back up.
Lots has happened since I last had time and energy to blog. So instead of one really long blog with lots of topics I will give a short description of each and if you want you can read more or skip it and go on to the next.
Need a laugh then read this. I knew before I started that the 84kg clean weight was too heavy for me, but thought I could quickly pump out 3 handstand push-ups. I could not have been so wrong. My mistake was eating a 500g steak, drinking two beers and testing all the desserts.
I was called back to Dubai for a meeting. Going straight from Stockholm after my tests and Nationals my suitcase was full of training clothes, swimsuits, shoes and of course work clothes. Since I had not done 15.4 yet I even had my CF gear bag with me.
Friday-Sunday was the Swedish Nationals for Masters Swimming. I get out of my fitness test around 12:45 and make my way to the hotel. I get to rest in my room until just before 4pm. By then the majority of the evening swimmers are also in the pool area.
Last Friday I had the opportunity to take a few test at Aktivitus in Stockholm. I booked the 10:30-12:30 test so I would have time to recover before the afternoon session at Nationals.
I take the 6am train and arrive in Stockholm at 9:40. Dump my suitcase in a locker and jump on the metro out to Solna.
I just got word that I need to be in Dubai on Monday for a meeting…
That means I won’t be able to stay for the entire Swedish Nationals on Sunday. But more importantly it means I might have to walkover The Open WoD 15.4.
I have been in contact with 4 boxes in Dubai, keeping my fingers crossed they have open gym times late on Monday so I can attempt 15.4, but it is not looking good. Most of them seem to have open gym 1400-1600 and then classes until closing. But there were lots of boxes with in 15km of my hotel, so I will keep trying to contact them.
On Friday Fredrik and I met at the Box after lunch to test 15.3 WOD.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
50 wall-ball shots
(Men use 20-lb. ball to 10 feet, Women use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet)