Ok, where’d we leave off?
After the men’s Track Triplet on Friday afternoon, I headed over to the stadium to watch the team competition.
The first part of the workout was a 2 rep max Front squat:
Front Squat M will be scored as its own event, ranked by the sum of the max loads performed by the male members of the team.
Front Squat W will be scored as its own event, ranked by the sum of the max loads performed by the female members of the team.
Each team will have one barbell (with a rack) and 4 minutes for all 6 members to complete the lifts.
Hey, CrossFit New England!
The second part of the workout was a Team Triplet:
Three mixed gender pairs complete the following for time:
Row 750 meters, while partner holds 215/145 pounds in the Front rack position
50 Burpees, while partner holds 135/95 pounds Overhead
50 Thrusters, 95/65 pounds, while partner holds the Dip support position
Partners may switch during each exercise but repetitions will only count while the other partner is holding the required position. Each pair of athletes must complete all the repetitions before moving to the next exercise. The next pair of athletes may not begin each exercise until the leading pair has finished.
Here’s CrossFit New England (gray shirt, pink sunglasses) holding 145-pounds in the Front rack position while her partner rows 750 meters. A number of the women struggled to get the bar in the Front rack position (as you can see from the woman on the right) and keep it there. If they needed to put down the bar and rest, their partner had to stop rowing.
CrossFit New England was the first of their heat to move onto the next station, which was Burpees.
She did 50 Burpees while he held 135 pounds Overhead.
The final part of the Triplet: one partner did 50 Thrusters (95 pounds for the guys, 65 pounds for the ladies) while their partner held the Dip support position.
CrossFit New England came in 2nd overall for the CrossFit Triplet. They’re animals. Remember them from the CrossFit Northeast Regionals? They came in first place at the Regionals.
CrossFit Southie (in the orange) was in the next heat.
The guys took 3rd overall on the Front squats!
CrossFit Southie came in 21st overall on the Team Triplet.
I started with a glass of white wine.
And then we shared a bunch of appetizers among the table.
For my entrée, I ordered the chicken and hummus plate.
After a busy day at the Games, a late dinner, and 3-hour time change, I was absolutely exhausted. I face-planted in my bed as soon as I got to my hotel room.
LOTS more to come!