Today was finally the day!


  • 5:00 Ski Erg (1,117 m)
  • 10 Thrusters (45#)
  • 20 DU
  • 10 Thrusters (75#)
  • 20 DU

Then I took my sweet time procrastinating before I started the clock. Flying solo in the garage isn’t easy for something like this.

CrossFit Games Open Workout 17.5

10 Rounds

  • 9 Thrusters (95#)
  • 35 Double Unders

Nobody wanted to listen, but I had told many during the Open that breaking up the thrusters would be smart. The workout is designed to make you think you have to do them unbroken, but most of us aren’t Regional level competitors (or even close). My plan all along was to go 5-4 with short planned rest. I did do the final round unbroken. Once I got to the bar after dubs or after my set of 5 I did a quick count to 3 and then it was time to pick the bar up. Worked out great and I was able to keep what felt like a steady pace, other than my misses with the rope. Finished in 13:28, which I’m excited about. Based off of friends’ scores we figured I’d be in the 14-15 minute range. I actually really liked that one and look forward to the next time.

No looping in this video!

With a video of course I had to geek out on some data.


Consistent throughout. A better double under day, even limited to 1 miss per round, would have saved 20-30 seconds. I’m really proud of how I stuck to the strict rest between all thruster sets. Usually it’s too easy to take an extra few seconds here and there, which adds up to a lot.

Was bummed not to be able to get this in officially during the Open, especially after it went pretty well today. Had to tally up where I might have placed. For the workout I would have been 24,526 / 148,468 (16.5%) in the Open division and 3,147 / 28,206 (11.2%) in the Masters 35-39 division. Overall through the 5 weeks I would have had 139,975 points in the Open division, ranking me 20,616 / 201,951 (10.2%) and 18,825 points in the Masters 35-39 division for 2,455 / 38,106 (6.4%). Definitely my best fitness level to date! So close to that top 10%! Each year when I calculate, I base the % off of people who have submitted at least one score.

Back to my workout… After resting a bit, I wanted to get in some strength work from the PT.

Deficit Deadlifts

  • 10×95#
  • 5×135
  • 5×185
  • 5×225
  • 5x5x255

I stood on 45# competition plates. Good place to start with the loading. Wonder if I’ll feel these tomorrow.


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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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