Pacing – is that something you think about? If not, you should be. It could mean the difference between burning out or finishing a 20 minute grinder.
First thing – check for old results. If you have a previous score, your golden. If not, you can still figure it out, it’s just a little tougher. Let’s take today’s workout as an example.
Most scores were between 6-10 rounds. From that, you can calculate your minutes per round. I was 10 rounds, so it was 2 minutes per round.
If I start this workout, look at the clock and it shows 1:15 after the first round, I have three options:
1) Keep up the suicide pace and die (a plan to fail)
2) Put my hands on my legs and rest until I feel like moving again (no plan at all)
3) Pace each round to 1:54 and it should give me a extra round by the end (30 extra reps)
If blasting out of the gate at full speed for a 20 minute grinder is your thing, keep on truckin’. But if you’re concerned about your progress and want to be better the next time, take a few moments to think about your strategy before we yell “10 seconds”!
As always, ask any coach for help.
EMOTM for 10 min
2 Clean and Jerk (work in the 65-75% range)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 Power Cleans (145/100#)
10 Toes to Bar
15 Wall Ball (20/14# to 10/9′)
Compare to Sept.20/12