WOD:   5/24/16

4 rounds each for time of:
Row 500m
Run 400m

*Rest at least 2 minutes.

 

 Joey at her athlete briefing the night before competition, looking strong!

Joey at her athlete briefing the night before competition, looking strong!

Day one at the West Regional was nerve racking and then fun! 

Event 1: Snatch Ladder

Hayley was in the first heat and the first of our competitors to hit the floor. Our cheering section got to welcome her onto the competition floor and it was awesome getting to hear Hayley's name and CrossFit Train 97333 come over the loud speaker.

The first workout was a snatch ladder with increasing weight and decreasing weights. Hayley did better than she had in practice and ended up getting through 10 snatches at 135lbs, 8 snatches at 145lbs, and 2 snatches at 155lbs. before time expired. She did an awesome job and it was aperfect way to start the weekend!

 Hayley, all smiles while destroying the snatches!

Hayley, all smiles while destroying the snatches!

Joey was in heat 4 with all the big name CrossFit Games girls and again it was so much fun to cheer her on when she entered the arena and the loudspeaker said her name and the name of our gym. This workout was the one workout of Regionals that Joey had been worried about. But she got what she needed to get done, and the rest of the weekend was hers to take. Joey ended up getting 4 snatches at 135lbs. which was also better than what had happened in practice!

 

 

Event 2: Regionals Nate

Now that Event 1 was over and the snatches were out of the way it was time to hit an actual workout and have some fun! Event 2 was a 20 minute long workout of Muscle-ups, HSPU, and KB Snatches. Both of our ladies excel at these movements so this was exciting to watch!

Hayley was in heat one again and she did amazing. The announcers kept saying her name because she was going so good in her heat. The movements were tough but she kept powering through them. Hayley ended up with over 6 rounds under the 20 minute time cap. 

Joey was with the big shots in heat 4 again and was in a close race for second place towards the end of the workout. Joey ended up edging out her competition and got second place in the heat and 3rd place overall with over 8 rounds in the 20 minute time cap! It was a nail-biter and crazy to watch, some seriously entertaining exercising!

 Joey on her way to third place during Regionals Nate!

Joey on her way to third place during Regionals Nate!

After Event 1 ended it seemed like a lot of stress had been lifted, Joey and Hayley had a great day 1 after that and it was an honor to be in the crowd cheering them on with the rest of CrossFit Train!

 

Stay tuned for the day two recap tomorrow!