This is a PR by 56 seconds (I haven't done "Fran" since May of 2008.) I was supposed to do heavy split jerks but wasn't feeling it. Tried a couple of thrusters at 95#. It felt easy, so I strapped the Chucks on and got after it. I'm happy with the time, especially since my legs were beat up, but I'm even happier with how I dealt with it mentally: there was no internal dialogue. Every time I told myself "pick the bar up and do 5 more reps," I did it. This is a big shift: a sub 3 "Fran" used to seem like an abstract, i.e. I knew on an intellectual level that I could do it, but now I actually FEEL it. And I am more confident than ever that I will qualify for the Games in 2010.
Shit is about to get dangerous.