Sunday, May 03, 2009
Don't Save Anything For the Swim Back
This weekend found some of the SFCF kids hanging it out there at the Nor Cal regional Crossfit Games qualifier. And while the competition was fierce, we are always blown away by how much more untapped capacity our athletes have.
What is it about us as athletes that requires extraordinary circumstances in order to
elicit our best?
How about Mike D (Captain Flabongo) cleaning his PR 10 times during a little short ten
A little thing called my first 10 muscle ups, ever.
Way more impressive pulling out the last Muscle up in the final 15 seconds than the other two top 5 finishes in the other wods. Nice work Dizzle.
Or, C-Rin jerking about her bodyweight 10 times like it was nothing.
Or, Gravelly-nice laying down the third fastest row-burbpee-jerk wod?
In the great movie Gattica, Ethan Hawke is telling his brother how he was always able to beat him in their private swimming battles. He turns to his big brother and says, "I never saved anything for the swim back".
All you had to do was watch the classy, humble man-beast Coach Angel this weekend to understand what it was that Ethan Hawke meant. Turns out Angel qualified for the Crossfit Games this weekend with performances that were inspiring and brilliant.
So,put yourself in the pressure cooker. See what turns up. Chances are you will.
at 9:04 PM