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Old 01-15-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
Zev Barnett
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I just started Crossfit yesterday..with a BANG !

I did "Fran" in 10:06 and feel great (although my left arm is scraming at me :uhoh:.

Now all I have to do is figure out what to do next !

How's 10 minutes for an absolute noob ?
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
Andrew Cattermole
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Its not about the time,thats merely a reference point for yourself in future attempts.Hit the WOD or throw together your our own "Heavies" "Tripplets/Couplets" and "Chippers" and see where diversified High Intensity training takes you.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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Hey Zev:

Well, Andrew is right . . . it's not about how you did relative to anyone else, it's your own improvement yada yada yada.


OK, I'll be serious. Andrew *is* right, and, I assure you, you will get better than that, and, after a few months on CF, you will be blown away by two different things:

(a) how far you have come
(b) how far you have yet to go.

Odds are good that there will *always* be someone better than you at something . . .

OK, all that: 10 minutes seems to me pretty darn good for a first Fran. I know my first-ever date with her was about 14 minutes (my pullups were terrible). Unless you're already in awesome shape, I expect your time will come down a lot.

Good times ahead (in both senses of the word).
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:06 PM   #4
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I second and third all that. 10 minutes ain't bad at all for a 1st fran, and I guarantee you'll beat it next time.

My first was 11:36 last May, my second, ~9:30, my third, get the picture.

Did my first sub 5 minute Fran in late Dec, who would have thought having one's lips turn blue from a workout would be so satisfying.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input guys ! I know that CF is all about "you", but I didn't know if ten minutes was reasonable ya know; like in the ballpark for someone starting. I hear that "Fran" is a particularly hellacious WOD, and I am looking forward to all the rest. For now I am referencing Men's Journal's article and the WOD on the fron page and planning on working up to the full deal.
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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I'm also a newbie, and tried my first Fran today. I got 10:30. Awesome workout. I'm loving this stuff....
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