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Athlete Profile: Jenna S.

Hometown: North Haven, CT

PCF: When did you start with PCF?
May 2013

PCF: Favorite WOD
Booty work WODs!

PCF: Least Favorite WOD
Anything with thrusters…

PCF: What is your prior fitness background? What was your exposure to CF before coming to PCF?
I played field hockey in high school and college. After college, I did the usual gym-rat routine: 30-60 minutes of cardio followed by 30-60 minutes of isolation lifting. And once upon a time, I considered myself a runner and ran a few races.

I first learned about CrossFit in college through crossfit.com. A few of my teammates and I followed the workouts to stay in shape in the off season. A few years later, my cousin had joined at PCF and raved about it.

PCF: Talk to us about your thoughts after completing your first WOD.
Walking into my first non-foundations WOD was intimidating. I had spent the past four weeks learning the movements and completing baby WODs, but the other people around me had been playing with the big dogs for a while. The key to fighting off intimidation is to bring your friends with you to push you; which is why I showed up with three other seasoned PCFers. Once the WOD was over, I knew there was no doubting it – I was the strongest woman alive! Ok not really, but that is the feeling you have after you complete a b*tch of a workout and know you killed it! Now my goal is to feel like that after every workout!

PCF: Tell us a little about then vs. now with regard to your performances on a couple of the benchmark WODs. Favorite WOD?
It is no secret that I hate thrusters. The only thing they are good for is great t-shirt slogans (“Thruster? I don’t even know her!” gets me every time). So when 14.5 was announced I was less than thrilled. I usually stuck to 35-45# for thrusters depending on the number of reps necessary. The idea of doing a 65# thruster was scary but manageable. The fact that I would have to do 84 of them was down right terrifying. My goal was just to finish the workout without dying or puking. To my surprise, the bar didn’t feel as heavy as I thought it was going to.. at least not during the first set. That was a huge burst of motivation and started internal chant of “I can do this! I can do this! I can have a donut afterwards!” And that is just what I did! Boom! First Open complete.

PCF: Favorite CF/PCF moments you’d like to share?
Dance parties at Lyon Hall. Obviously.

PCF: Any advice for our newbies?
Don’t be afraid of getting a bad score or time – try going harder or heavier every now and then.

PCF: And finally (and most importantly) Who is the best looking and most fabulous PCF coach around?
This seems like a trap….

 
Warmup: EMOTM 8 Min
3 Snatch Balance
3 V-Situp
Alt: 3 Ring Row Drill/3 Diamond Pushup


RX’d Level II Level I
E2MOT2M for 10 Minutes:
3 Front Squat
3 Muscle Up
 
3 Rounds For Time:
15 Knees To Elbow
200m Run
15 Push press 75/55
200m Run
E2MOT2M for 10 Minutes:
3 Front Squat
3 False Grip Chest To Ring Pullup
 
3 Rounds For Time:
15 Knees To Elbow
200m Run
15 Push press 65/45
200m Run
E2MOT2M for 10 Minutes:
3 Front Squat
3 Ring Row (Hardest Variation)
 
3 Rounds For Time:
15 Knees To Elbow
200m Run
15 Push press 45/30
200m Run

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