"Yesterday marked my first day of incorporating private specificity training. 10x100 meter sprints. Why have I decided to diverge? Because I have tested for the AB three times (twice officially) and missed qualifying each time... granted I'm now within 53 seconds, but since I've only gotten about a minute faster each quarter, that means I stand a chance of missing it again next quarter too. An unacceptable possibility, since I have 2-3 races I plan to accomplish in the next six month:
9/2/12 Baldy Run to the Top
12/2/12 Ridgecrest 50k? Maybe just 30k, we'll see how far I get this next quarter
12/31/12 The Bastard?
Since the AB is TCA's only sanctioned method of gaining specificity training, I am either stuck following strict CrossFit for another quarter, or quietly diverging. I opt for the later, on a trial, and for as long as I am still making gains in both worlds... and only for this one quarter."