“I didn’t that you were going to get that last one.”

Uhm, I’ve completed a lot of snatches in the past 14 hours.

I worked out at 8:30 this morning, as I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to complete WOD 2 of the Paleo Challenge later today.

Snatch Grip Deadlift (5 reps @ 65, 75, & 85% of 1RM)

Deadlift (5 reps @ 65, 75, & 85% of 1RM)

My hamstrings were still tight, but snatch grip deadlifts went better than expected. Lifts at 185, 210, & 240#. I didn’t lose snatch grip. Yay!

PC2: Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)

9-minute AMRAP
20 G2OH – 65
7 Bar Facing Burpees
15 G2OH – 75
7 Bar Facing Burpees
10 G2OH- 95
7 Bar Facing Burpees
5 G2OH- 135
7 Bar Facing Burpees

In retrospect, I am very glad that I chose Option 2 instead of Option 3, as option 3 began with 95# G20.

My goal was to complete power snatches for as long as I could, i.e., not clean & jerk until necessary.

This was tough, but fortunately I wasn’t feeling lethargic.

I completed set of 20 power snatches @ 65# unbroken, 15 snatches @ 75# in as many as 5 unbroken but the last 2 as single reps. Uhm, the set of 10 power snatches @ 95# were done one at a time. One. At. A. Time. I also really had to struggle to finish the 10th rep, but fortunately I didn’t have any failed reps.

A little bit about the burpees. I mistakenly wore my weightlifting shoes, and to my dismay they impeded my performance. Dammit.

I completed set of 5 clean & jerks @ 135# one at a time. Notice that I completed first 45 G2O as power snatches? Did you notice? That’s quite an accomplishment.

I really, really, really had to fight for it to finish 5th rep. I completed 7 burpees but didn’t have enough time to get the 10# plates on the ends of the barbell.

Afterward my wonderful judge Kelli said, “I didn’t think you were going to get that last one.” I replied, “You know me well enough to know that I’m going to fight for every rep.”

Score = 78 reps.

I weigh 141 pounds.



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