I spent about an hour plus at the box last night going through different row and toe-to-bar strategies. I also had the chance to watch some of our athletes give it a go, which helped shape my strategy going into today.
I decided to set my row at just a little over 1,000 calories an hour, which clocks in around 3:50 for 60 calories. I’d noticed a lot of athletes blowing the row out at the beginning (around 3 minutes) but they lost a lot of steam on the toes-to-bar, needing a lot of rest and chalk between sets.
I was determined not to let this happen. I rowed the 60 calories in just under 4 minutes. I was the last one off and probably 10 toes-to-bar behind everyone else. I kept cool and just started doing singles, one after the next with barely any break in between. I was the first one off the bar and about 10 wall balls ahead of anyone else before they finished.
The cleans were a killer. I hit those at around 10:30 and it took me the entire 3:30 to finish the 30 cleans, but I got them all.
And now I’m resting and happy 🙂
My last piece of advice: stay calm and don’t let other people dictate your speed.