March 13, 2013 7:25 AM

Opens 13.1

The first workout for the 2013 Opens is over, and I am very happy with my score. I ended up pretty much in the middle of the pack for every way you could slice my demographic. I was 48881 out of all 73426 Rx Men; 4789 or 7399 New England Rx Men; 1515 of 3253 Masters 45-49 Men; and 174 of 422 New England Masters 45-49 Men.

I scored a 106 in this WOD (40 burpees, 30 75# snatches, 30 burpees, then 6 more snatches at 135#). My 7th snatch did not get over my head, and my 8th attempt went over my head and out the back as time ran out. I went into the workout hoping to get 101 or 102 reps because 135# was my 1-rep max last month. After the first snatch in the second round, I knew I would be able to get a few more than that. I will credit training plus adrenaline for this improvement.

Now, we are hours away from learning what 13.2 holds for us. I spent last Wednesday night tossing and turning with anxiety about the first workout. Hopefully, with one under my belt, I can relax a bit and just take whatever comes.

But I doubt it.