Jackie’s back!

Tuesday 120228

A: Press 3 x 3

B: “Jackie”

1000 meter row
45#/33# thruster, 50 reps
30 pull-ups

NOTE: Tonight’s NYC Endurance running class meets @ 6:30pm at 25 W. 26th St. at the south end of the Mall in Central Park.

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Anyone who trains in the mornings at CFNYC has seen Matt M. do amazing things like these one-legged double-unders (thanks, Coach Sara, for the pic):

We asked him to tell us about how it’s been to train through injury. The accompanying photos, taken by Kayam, are from Open WOD 12.1.

“When I got hurt in January (I ruptured 60 percent of my achilles tendon), I was extremely disappointed. Reis a few days later posted a link to a K-Star article in the Crossfit Journal about training injured [plus part 2 here], which really hit home for me.”

“I committed to taking a week off to rest and then it was back to training the following Monday. I can’t thank [Coach] Sara and [Coach] Will enough for continuing to push me and forcing me to maintain standards despite the injury. This not only has helped in my recovery in the gym, but also in day-to-day activities.”

“It is hard to say you can’t do something when you have just done “the Chief” that morning! I couldn’t have gotten back to where I am today without the 6am crew aka “The Black Box Bench Press Club” (Greg W., Mike W., Michael, Rory, Peter, and Malcolm) who did more rounds of “Lynne” than anyone of them would care to admit. The support I received is a testament to the community at CFNYC, and has been invaluable to me as I work to get back to 100%. The best thing I did was get back in the gym.”

Today I sent another email to Matt asking him what it’s like to commit to doing the Open while injured. He responded with this:

“It is a bit bittersweet. I trained with a singular focus on the [upcoming] Open over the last 12 months so when the injury happened the first thing that crossed my mind was ‘Will I make it back for the Open?’ While I didn’t make it back to 100%, I have really enjoyed continuing my prep work for the Open and I loved competing this past weekend doing 12.1 (as much as you can doing a burpee WOD twice in 4 days). The silver lining in this is that my strength and conditioning is exactly where I was hoping it would be for the Open (which is a tribute to Will and Sara’s coaching), and in getting there over last 12 months I lost 30lbs from when I competed in the Open last year which I expect will give me an accurate assessment of how the one-legged me stacks against the overweight [two-legged] me.”

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Here’s what’s on tap for Wednesday’s WOD classes:

A: Deadlift 3 x 3

B: In 12 minutes, complete as many rounds as possible of the following:

wallball (20/14#) x 10 reps
double-unders x 20 reps