So in the past, I have enjoyed Hero DT, and I remembered it being one of those WODs where halfway through you’re like. WHAT am I DOING here…?? And it was exactly that. Reading the rep counts is deceiving. It doesn’t seem that difficult! Then you look at the weight and you’re like.. oh…
Hero DT is a Hero WOD obviously, and we did it for Veterans Day this year.
12 deadlifts (155/115)
9 hang cleans
6 push jerks
Well last year, they made the RX weight 105 for girls. The technical RX weight is 115. Last year I finished in 11:35 at 105lbs. This year, I did 115 lbs and finished over a whole minute slower at 12:42. I was so bummed about it, but when I went back and realized that last year’s weight was lighter, it really helped me cope.
So this year, I finished at 12:42 but was using more weight. I should be able to deal, but holy hot damn those hang cleans got heavy really quickly! You don’t realize how important those ‘power’ movements are until you have them taken away.