As most of my friends are aware, I have been on a downward spiral when it comes to my training and my body weight. This past weekend at the Swedish Nationals for Masters Swimming short course, I think I can say that I finally hit rock bottom… My times during the three day competition were around the same level I had back in 2006 when I just started back up in Masters.
So it’s that time of year again. When over 40,000 from around the world take on 5 WoDs over 5 weeks to see what they can do.
After last years Open, I set my goals rather high. I wanted to be in the top 25%, but my progression in crossfit training has gone slower than I had thought, but in a good way. I am improving my technique and getting stronger with each WoD. So I’m hoping to just improve my ranking this year.
Feb 17th I met with a Physical therapist and in order to isolate what’s wrong with my now two back problems, I need to take it easy with my training through the 2nd of March….
I have gone down from 12-15 hours to under 10 hours in 2015, and will do my best to lower the intensity of my training, but from a purely mental and body weight perspective I cannot really lower the amount, but just the intensity. I rested 100% for three weeks in december and went up nearly 8 kg.
5 meters does not sound like a lot, but for me it was my first milestone of 2016.
In crossfit it is not really possible to list everything you can or can not do, since things are being added or modified all the time. But based on the basic movements/standards I narrowed down a list of things I want to be able to do by the end of 2016.
The picture above is a pretty good summary of what my 2016 will look like.