The Open – Crossfit Games 2018

This is my 3rd year in doing Crossfit and my 3rd Open and again my goal was to remain a top 50% crossfit athlete in my age group in Sweden.

In 2016 I was 41.8% total in the world, 41% in Europe and 50% in Sweden.

In 2017 I wanted to place better and do better. I finished 40.7% in the World, 39% in Europe and 50.2% in Sweden.  What I found interesting with 2017 was that I strated off in the 60’s world and Europe, but over 70 in Sweden and with 3 strong results in 17.3, 17.4 and 17.5 I was able to move up the ladder.

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Beach Event 2016

Last year Crossfit Växjö won the Beach Event at Falkenberg when Fredrik crossed the finish line with the fastest time and I came in fourth. This year Fredrik was away and my participation in the event was doubtful considering what happened last Saturday.

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Hitting Rock Bottom

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.

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Sick Day nr 20 & The Open 16.5

So I woke up this morning (Wednesday the 30th) coughing, making it now day 20…

I thought that I would have been able to swim last night, that is how good I felt at lunch time. I get to the pool, change and write the workout up on the board, but once I have to start talking to my swimmers, my throat starts to close up again. So after getting them started and watching the first half of the main series, I go home again.
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Flat on my back, 16.2 & the Filthy Fifty

What a week. A last minute site visit in Estonia, falling flat on my back outside the hotel on Tuesday and then 4 days of Double unders.

Where to start… Last Friday it was decided that I would travel to Estonia on Monday with an open return ticket. I booked it for Thursday in hopes to be finished my work and home in time to test 16.2 on Friday.
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The Open 16.1 – Rx

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.
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