Tuesday was a massive endurance workout. With a partner, you had to row 5000m while doing as many wall ball reps as possible. But, how do we incentivize people to row fast and also do tons of wall ball reps? I told them we'd score the workout based on both time and reps.
Based on time alone, the rankings would be:
1) Jeff & Mike (24:08)
2) Khirstie & Bryce (24:30)
3) Lynn & Alan (24:39)
4) Anneliese & Dave (24:40)
But, all these scores were right around the 24-minute mark, just about close enough to be a 4-way tie. To find the real winners, I'd want to look at the second event: AMRAP wall ball. Based on total reps, the teams would rank:
1) Khirstie & Bryce (370 reps)
2) Jeff & Mike (305 reps)
3) Lynn & Alan (265 reps)
4) Anneliese & Dave (233 reps)
In true CrossFit style, we'd average these scores to find our overall champs. However, that method puts Team Jeff & Mike in a tie with Team Khirstie & Bryce. So, I had to come up with a new metric to find the winners: wall ball reps per minute. Based on that measure, the rankings are:
1) Khirstie & Bryce (15 reps/minute)
2) Jeff & Mike (13 reps/minute)
3) Lynn & Alan (11 reps/minute)
4) Anneliese & Dave (9 reps/minute)
Looking at it this way, I'd have to declare Khirstie & Bryce to be the true winners! Jeff & Mike may have rowed a bit faster, but they sacrificed a lot of potential wall ball reps to get that speed. And it's only fitting that Khirstie & Bryce win this one. After all, this WOD was stacked heavily in favor of the tall people...
(Meanwhile, I win the prize for "biggest nerd".)
- Coach Nic
CrossFit RHC is a small group personal training class that optimizes fitness by using varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Using a combination of barbell training, bodyweight gymnastics, and cardio, CrossFit prepares you for any physical contingency known and unknown.
Riverside Health Club
2225 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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-Developing gymnastic progressions (such as muscle-ups & handstand push-ups)
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