I’ve got another two hours in the air, and I’ve got some internet, so I’ve started to work through the Outlaw Open scoreboard and try to put some thoughts together. I am in love with the concept of multiple data points, and in the first 15 minutes or so, I’ve already found some nerd gems. I’m only going to deal with the women’s side today, and I’ll try to get to the men’s tomorrow. Before getting into the numbers (completely), I’d like to share a few highlights.
-Kristan Clever’s 4:09 on the Wheelbarrow/HSPU workout was well over a minute faster than the men’s fastest time. Kristan did the first set of 40 HSPU not only strict, but unbroken.
-Elisabeth Akinwale, who is considered a “big” athlete, came in 2nd on the agility test (to Ingrid Kantola who was an Olympic hopeful pole vaulter), and came in 2nd on the max effort pull-ups with an unbroken set of 49—only 4 reps behind 110# Natalie McLain.
-Speaking of Natalie, she won 4 of the 6 events in the mile repeats workout. Her slowest mile was 6:04, and she did 53 unbroken pull-ups. She also came in 9th on the 3 minute row test. This is not earth-shattering, unless you consider the fact that she is 5′ tall and 110#.
-Lindsey Valenzuela did not win the inaugural Outlaw Open because she out lifted everyone, it certainly didn’t hurt, but IMO it was not her lifting the earned her $10k. I believe she won because she came in 2nd place on both of the 150 point workouts. Elisabeth came in 4th & 7th on the 150 point workouts, that gave Lindsey an advantage of 35 points.
-As Dan said in his Top Ten Moments post, Rebecca Voigt is really good.
Now for nerd time…
My greatest fear when putting together this event was that it would fall into the category of too “strength biased”. The event started with a Weightlifting total, so we had to figure out a way to create some balance. I’ve always loved the concept of repeats and seeing how much they would taper off over multiple rounds (using miles as the test this time). We decided to give the exact same amount of value to the miles, that we’d given to the lifts. This was we would have a “fair” set of 6 data points that wouldn’t be biased in either direction. Here’s a few interesting things I’ve noticed after sitting with the numbers for a while…
-Rebecca Voigt scored the exact same amount of points on the lifts, that she did on the miles: 122/122.
-Natalie McLain finished 1st on all 3 runs, but was 21st on all 3 lifts. Lindsey Valenzuela finished first on all 3 lifts, but was 10th on all 3 runs.
1) Every 30 seconds for 5 minutes:
1 Power Snatch @ 75% (of max Snatch any style)
2) Every 30 seconds for 5 minutes:
1 Power Power Clean @ 75% (of max Clean any style)
1a) 4X3 3 Stop Snatch Pulls – heavier than last week, rest 45 sec. DEMO VIDEO
1b) 4X5 Hang Clean Hi-Pulls – heavy (BB should rise to chest height – elbows above bar), rest 45 sec.
1c) 4X5 Split Press – heavier than last week, rest 45 sec. DEMO VIDEO
Row: 3X1000m – rest 1:1 – 30 burpee penalty for every set that deviates +/- 5 sec. from the fastest set.
Run: 3X800m – rest 1:1 – 25 burpee penalty for every set that deviates +/- 5 sec. from the fastest set.
Swim: 3X200m – rest 1:1 – 20 burpee penalty for every set that deviates +/- 5 sec. from the fastest set.
Notes: All work should be at maximal RPE.