Today I finally crossed the 60 rep barrier in 2x28kg Long Cycle.
I performed 60 reps in 9:43, which is just under 6.2 rpm.
I did not pace this set with a minute timer. Instead, I just set my chronograph timer for ten minutes and started lifting. The goal was 60 reps before the timer went off.
Initially I thought about going for 65 reps, but by the time I reached 60 my form was breaking down and I was afraid I might drop the bells on my head instead of fixating them overhead. So at 60 I just set them down.
If I had known there was only 17 seconds until the 10 min mark I would have held on...maybe. I'm still very pleased with the pr, and to be a few more reps closer to the CMS mark (69 reps).
Next I'll work towards going the entire 10 minutes without setting down the bells, and increasing my pace to 7-8 rpm for the 10 minutes. I only have to average 6.9 rpm for 10 minutes to make the 69 reps required, but I'd prefer to have some "cushion" in my average 10 minute pace when I try for CMS in competition.
For now, I'm enjoying a post-workout snack of wine and cheese. Maybe not the snack of champions, but it works for me. :)