After watching the live 15.1 announcement, Matt Fraser has provided a new favourite quote:
I train my weaknesses until I’m happy to see them come up in a WOD.
I have so much to say and have been going through the process of thought organization all weekend 🙂 Exciting stuff! Like… 15.1 is in the books and I’m happy with how I performed! Quite a contrast from a year ago when 14.1 wiped the floor with me. After hearing the announcement that there would be a scaled division this year, my confidence grew. At first glance I considered that I may have been sand-bagging a little with the scaled option for this one, but the #75 snatch was what my decision was based upon. When Coach Sharon said “you’re toes to bar are good, but I don’t want to see you standing there staring at the snatch bar!” I felt the scaled choice was justified. AND I was lucky enough to draw a GREAT judge too 🙂
Knees up seemed super easy, but I got a few no reps when I started to swing a little and couldn’t get my knees behind the bar on the return. Sets of 5 seemed to work pretty well tho. The deads and snatchies (G has suggested a name change, cause snatchies just sounds like for fun) were light enough to all go unbroken. Finished 15.1 2 snatchies short of 6 rounds.
Ok, clean and jerk never is a pretty face. Also don’t know why I’m standing on one foot. Can’t say there was no shrug though, seeing as I don’t have a neck in this shot. Started 15.1a with #75, then #95 (big jump, but I wanted to maximize rest in between), then #100 & finished with #105. Matched my old/current PR. Failed my first attempt at #105, but shook it off and nailed it. I still had a minute left and could have tried #110, but I was satisfied. And uninjured. After all was said and done, Coach Dave and I laughed a little. His first comment was “so McDowell. You strict-pressed your first two lifts, and push-pressed the last 2. Waste of energy girl!” LOL! What can I say? I just feel secure in knowing there’s less chance of messing up the catch, or failing my lift, when both of my feet stay as close to the ground as possible! I still hate to split the jerk.