Category: competion

14.2 compared to 15.2 (just me)

“If you repeat a CrossFit workout you are contractually obligated to compare your current performance to your previous performance.”

I think that is the 3rd Rule of CrossFit…

15.2, as we know, was a repeat of 14.2. That gives me the ability to compare a few things. One of those things is how I performed relative to my peer group. This Open is about participating. I’ll worry about the “kicking ass” part in 2016.

2014 – recovering from shoulder surgery
2015 – recovering from hip surgery
2016 – please no surgery to recover from. Please, please, please, please, please?

Wouldn’t expect either of my Crossfit Open performances to be spectacular, and I was not sure if I could match my performance from last year. Hit 59 reps in 14.2 and 62 reps in 15.2. It’s a little it of improvement, so I’m stoked about that. When comparing against a larger population though, the scores of 59 and 62 are almost the same. So how did I fare against the badass 45-49 year olds this year compared to last year?

I’m shocked, but I held steady. The age-group has 32% more people in total this year. This WOD has 56% more people who entered scores this year. My score was statistically the same for 14.2 and 15.2, but I was 5 points higher within the WOD Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 11.00.01 AMthis year.

Not sure why I ranked 5 points higher this year – is the Scaled option pulling a lot of people in? Maybe.

In terms of Overall – I’m right where I was last year. 67th percentile of the silverback crowd.

I will always want to perform better, but considering where I am coming from for this Open I am pretty happy to be holding steady. Granted there are 3 more weeks to go. A lot can change, but these are decent results for me, my hip, and my shoulder….

How did you do compared to last year?


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