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Old 02-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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The Fran scale.

is there one? Today i put people up to the Fran challenge and got an array of times. Can anyone tell me what is a average, good, best, outstanding time?
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: The Fran scale.

Very good times would be...

20yo - 2 mins
30 - 3 mins
40 - 4 mins
50 - 5 mins...

These are for experienced CF'ers. New people(6 mos or less) will be significantly slower.

This is very basic and not meant to be perfect.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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Re: The Fran scale.

with that progression, my Fran age is 180+ years old,
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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Re: The Fran scale.

Jason,

If your observations are accurate, that actually comes as a bit of a relief. At age 53, I've been darn near killing myself trying to get my Fran time below 5 minutes. But if I'm typical for a crossfitter my age, I'll stop beating myself over it.

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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Re: The Fran scale.

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Jason,

If your observations are accurate, that actually comes as a bit of a relief. At age 53, I've been darn near killing myself trying to get my Fran time below 5 minutes. But if I'm typical for a crossfitter my age, I'll stop beating myself over it.
Wouldn't it be cool to have an 8 min 'Fran' at age 80?
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:49 PM   #6
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is there one? Today i put people up to the Fran challenge and got an array of times. Can anyone tell me what is a average, good, best, outstanding time?
There is an old chart that gives a Level I-IV scale for most of the Girls, including Fran: http://www.board.crossfit.com/attach...9&d=1226604902 (safe)

According to that chart, Level 1=20min, Level 2=10min, Level 3=5min and Level 1=3min
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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Re: The Fran scale.

That chart definitely over estimates the difficulty of some of those WoDs. A more updated (less naive?) chart would have harder standards, or at least rename the columns. And no Fran should ever last 20 minutes. If it does you didn't scale properly.

For a more statistical approach check out this thread:
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=41683 (WFS)
It has distributions from LogsItAll for Fran and a few other workouts. It's interesting. Though realize that the curves represent a self selecting group of people: CFers serious enough about what they do to log in and record all their workouts on that webpage.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:56 AM   #8
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Re: The Fran scale.

could also check how you compare on beyondthewhitebord. There you can filter by age, sex etc.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:41 AM   #9
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Re: The Fran scale.

I'd like to see CFHQ post something like this in the FAQ, maybe another column next to the WODs with descriptions.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:48 PM   #10
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Re: The Fran scale.

beyondthewhiteboard (mentioned above) is a great source of statistics on almost every workout...fran being the most popular.

http://www.beyondthewhiteboard.com/workouts/1-fran
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