Advice from Andy Petranek…
Yes, the very same Andy Petranek that we talked about today!!!!
This is a note he wrote to the athletes at CFLA about the 1st WOD of the Open:
After scorekeeping for Jonesy today and counting for a few others, I thought of a few things that you all might want to consider for Saturday.
1. Come in with a game plan. How many burpees can you do in 1 minute? 2 minutes? Now, you KNOW you can’t hold that for 7 minutes, so what is your best estimate of what you can hold (burpees/min) for 7? Something that MAY help… doing 3 minutes of burpees and ‘playing with’ a range of numbers.
2. Have your game plan broken down on an index card to give to your coach. # of burpees total. # burpees per minute. # of burpees total you should be at if you’re on your game plan.
Target – 84 burpees
Plan – 12 per minute
at 1 – 13
at 2 – 26 (13)
at 3 – 38 (12)
at 4 – 50 (12)
at 5 – 62 (12)
at 6 – 73 (11)
at 7 – 84 (11)
3. Write down on your index card exactly how many seconds/burpees you need to do and what it breaks down to in 10″ or 15″ sec. increments.
ie (for the above example):
seconds/burpee – 5 seconds
every 15″ – 3 burpees
If you all bring that with you on Saturday, you’ll be way ahead of the game!