Here is a cool video by my great buddy, Jordan Gravatt of Crossfit by Overload, right after taking 2nd place on workout #4 at the SoCal Regional. I like this video for many reasons. This was a huge boost for me mentally and in the rankings. So much of what we do in Crossfit is psychological/mental. And I could see it in my eyes that there was no way I was going home without a Top 3 spot.
This was such a different year for me for some many reasons but especially in regards to my Regional Prep. A couple weeks before the Event I did a run through of the weekend and with all of the workouts and treated it like it was Regionals weekend. I hadn’t practiced the movements and I didnt test out the workouts at all before. I did my run through and was satisfied with my first attempts. I learned a lot about how I would go faster, strategy, etc. But that was it. I did not do the workouts anymore. I continued to train for the Games. Going in to Regionals I knew I would crush my previous times and compared to the previous Regionals I had some confidence in my ability to stay at the top. The fact that I did not train for the Regional workouts yet did as well as I did gives me a HUGE mental edge as we prep and get ready for the Games. Last year I trained for almost 2 months prepping myself on the exact Regional workouts. Such a difference a year makes, right? Looking forward to the Games I know I will be ready. And I know I will leave my mark at the Home Depot Center in July. Keep your eyes open or you might miss it! Time to Spread that BUTTER!