Well I would have liked to pat myself on the back for having a relatively decent pick last week (it was a repeat, and it did include overhead squats), but since two of our readers got 15.2 exactly right, I guess I'm not so smart after all. Congrats again to JesseM (via comments section) and Kelcey Lehrich (via Twitter) for calling 15.2.
But enough about those guys. This is my week for glory. The Open really hasn't brought the pain yet, and I think this is the week HQ puts a beatdown on the community. Among Rx athletes, only about 14% of males and about 5% of females made it beyond the round of 14s this year*, so that means the vast majority of the field hasn't had a metcon that lasted longer than 9 minutes yet. And I think the first two metcons have been more about strategy and avoiding muscle fatigue, and less about engine. I think that changes this week.
The official CFG Analysis SWAG for 15.3 (Rx'd division) is:
AMRAP 15 of 15 row calories, 30 wall balls (20-lb. to 10'/14-lb. to 9')
Remember to check out the podcast for chatter with John Nail about 15.2 and more details about why our predictions for 15.3 are bound to come true. Plus we've got a short interview with soothsayer Kelcey Lehrich, he of the correct 15.2 prediction.
Please post SWAGs to comment. With another repeat workout (likely) off the table, a correct pick this week will be a true accomplishment (still no beer on the line, but perhaps we can work something else out).
*Last year, those percentages were 10% for men and 3% for women. So it appears the community is improving, although some of that could be influenced by athletes shifting to the scaled division this year. We'll look more into how continuing athletes improved in my Open review in a month or so.