800 Meter Run
21 Power Cleans (155/105)
Decrease run by half each round
400 M Run
21 MB Cleans
With the weight being on the higher side of moderate, singles will likely be the best strategy for athletes. Taking that into account, athletes can afford to hold a slightly faster pace on the runs that they would be able to if they had to plan on holding on for sets. That pace will be athlete dependent, but is likely around a pace that they envision themselves holding for a two mile run. Once inside, it is easy to step back from the barbell between repetitions. This is essentially the equivalent of running in zig-zags while on the 800 meter course. It puts athletes further away from their end goal. Staying close to the barbell makes the many transitions to the set-up position a lot shorter. Minimizing not the time between repetitions, but the time it takes to set-up over the course of 63 power cleans, makes a huge overall time difference.