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Old 10-07-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

So I read that the games next year will have several Sectional Qualifiers to qualify for the Regional Qualifiers. I did not compete last year. My main reasoning was that my level of fitness was not high enough to be competitive in the regional event...

With another year under my belt and the addition of the sectional qualifiers, I feel like I should be able to become competitive enough to compete in at least the sectionals. My definition of competitive is to finish in the top half of the field.

Here is my question... What kinds of times and records should I be achieving to be competitive in the sectional event? I know this is kind of a hard thing to predict, but I just am looking for your best guesses based on what you saw at the regional events last year. What are some good benchmark goals that I should achieve before competing in the sectional event?

My plan is to train by doing daily WODs and then having about 5 benchmark workouts that I will check progress on once a month up to the competition. So I could really use your help on coming up with some goals.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:14 PM   #2
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

Log into one of the applications like beyondthewhiteboard or logsitall and take a look at the top 5-10% of times.

Not only that, STRENGTH LIFTS too.

That should be your goal.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

You might look at middle-of-the-pack times for the 2009 regionals.

Do not expect the 2010 sectionals to be any less competitive than the 2009 regionals were. The number of competition slots is increasing, but the pool of competitors is getting bigger, too. Look at how most of the firebreathers from previous years ended up at this years Games.

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

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Log into one of the applications like beyondthewhiteboard or logsitall and take a look at the top 5-10% of times.

Not only that, STRENGTH LIFTS too.

That should be your goal.
Using Steven's method I came up with the following:

Minimum times and records for the following:

10k run = sub 45 minutes (current 5k is 21 minutes)
Cindy = 23 rounds (current cindy is 19 rounds)
Grace = Sub 3 minutes (current grace is 6 minutes)
Nancy = sub 14 minutes (not sure)
Max Deadlift = 425 lbs. (current DL is 340 lbs.)


What do you think?
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

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Using Steven's method I came up with the following:

Minimum times and records for the following:

10k run = sub 45 minutes (current 5k is 21 minutes)
Cindy = 23 rounds (current cindy is 19 rounds)
Grace = Sub 3 minutes (current grace is 6 minutes)
Nancy = sub 14 minutes (not sure)
Max Deadlift = 425 lbs. (current DL is 340 lbs.)


What do you think?
That's a good start. I'd throw in 350lb squat, 250lb C&J, 175lb snatch, 30 muscleups in 5 minutes, 6:00 mile, 3:00 Fran, 8:00 Helen, 7:00 2K row, 375 FGB, and 4:00 Diane...just off the top of my head those hit a pretty wide range of strength and skill movements and are numbers that would make you competitive at Sectionals.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:57 AM   #6
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

That's a good list, although lots of people easily won their regionals without achieving all of those stats. For example, Speal and Dutch.
But then again, they didn't make it to the final round of the Games either.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:12 AM   #7
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That's a good start. I'd throw in 350lb squat, 250lb C&J, 175lb snatch, 30 muscleups in 5 minutes, 6:00 mile, 3:00 Fran, 8:00 Helen, 7:00 2K row, 375 FGB, and 4:00 Diane...just off the top of my head those hit a pretty wide range of strength and skill movements and are numbers that would make you competitive at Sectionals.
Some of these seem more like goals you should have if you want to be competitive at the finals. Unfortunately I think I'm far from that level of performance. Hopefully I am being completely realistic in saying that I have no shot at the finals, but I do have a shot at being competitive at a lower level, like the sectionals... I have not gotten a muscleup yet and I doubt more than 10% of the field at the regionals could have got it. I also remember at our regionals the 2k row was an event, and there were very few that got under 7.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:08 AM   #8
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

I think you're a little low on the muscle-up guestimation.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:11 PM   #9
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

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I think you're a little low on the muscle-up guestimation.
Me too.
Of the 20+ athletes that competed at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals from my box, I'd say 20-30% of the women could do MUs, and probably 70% of the men could. All of the men can do them now - not sure how much improvement the women have made.

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:46 PM   #10
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Re: Games 2010 Training Benchmarks

This is next to impossible to figure out, IMO. I can deadlift 430lbs, but the real question is can I do it after a 4-5 mile jog through the hills? I can c&j 225, but can I do 155 30 times on my 3rd event of the day?

I am focusing on being strong, very strong. Improving my running quite a bit. And I am working any weakness I have like crazy.

Try and find a couple of the guys that qualified for the games on BTWB who follow the main site WODs and compare your times to their's daily.

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