Name: Mikko Aronpää
Individual/team participation: individual
Participation in other CrossFit Games/year + placement: no
How did you like the CrossFit Games 2011?
It was an awesome experience. I met so many nice people and the entire atmosphere at Home Depot Center was insane. I enjoyed so much about the trip to California.
Which WOD did you like the most + why?
The beach workout. Running and longer metcons felt great before the Games, so I was confident about that event. I was a little concerned about 50 men rushing into water at the same time, so I took swim easily and then went hard on the run. I liked that run was on a soft sand because that made it even harder.
Which WOD did you dislike the most + why?
Muscle-up wod because it went so bad. I totally died on the muscle-ups, and that was embarrassing.
Are your satisfied with your training leading up to the Games?
Yes. I did everything I possibly could and I felt ready for the Games.
Are your satisfied with your effort and placement at the Games?
No. I was very disappointed with my performance. Some events went well, but overrall it was a big disappoinment.
How could you prepare better for next year – would you change something?
To be more prepared, I would need much better training facilities. Globo gym doesn’t meet the demands anymore because I’m not able to all workouts I should in order to compete at the games level. I still haven’t decided if I’m competing next year. Time will tell 🙂
PS: Good luck to everyone competing at the FIT AS FU*K 2011. I’ll be checking via internet how it goes 🙂