But this week? THIS IS IT. I can feel it.
Obviously, things should be getting easier for us, since fewer movements are left on the table. Here is what we have left, in order of emphasis in past years: burpees, thrusters, jerks, toes-to-bar, cleans, muscle-ups, wall balls and push-ups. Of those, I'd expect them all to come up at some point, with the exception of push-ups. So that means we probably have a triplet coming up, or possibly even a workout with 4 or more movements, which has never occurred in the Open before.
You may have also noticed that the complexity has increased each week so far, along with the weight level. In fact, the last two weeks have been among the most unique workouts in the four years of the Open. My theory is that this trend will continue this week before HQ releases something simple and classic to close things out on 14.5. So I'm going to leave a couple classic movements on the table for 14.5: burpees and thrusters.
I also feel like they need to go long this week, since they really haven't gone beyond 10 minutes for all intents and purposes so far (on 14.2, the athletes lasting beyond 10 minutes probably were cruising for the first 3 or 6 minutes). Weight-wise, this could go either way, since the LBEL is very close to the historic average at this point. So for 14.4, I'm thinking something long and funky, with a bunch of movements.
With that all in mind, here's what I got for 14.4:
AMRAP 15 of 60 toes-to-bar, 60 wall balls, 30 clean and jerks (135/95), 30 muscle-ups
I wouldn't waste your time with your own pick. I just nailed it. Sorry, I know you wish you had thought of it first. Post congratulatory remarks to comments.