Jeff is doing a great job providing a complete dataset this year (see last post for a link), which will allow many people to play with the data and come up with interesting analysis. It's a ton of hard work and we're very fortunate to have him donating his time to this effort.
That said, what are some of the burning questions people want to ask of the dataset? Hopefully by getting the questions out, we can have folks discussing the data and questions together.
Here are some of the things I'd like to see during the games.
1) I'm fond of the height/weight plot for each workout, as I think it gives a quick informative picture of what each WOD. By week 3 or week 4, is it possible to predict what the last wod should be? One of my standing predictions is that wall ball will be a part of the open. I think it's one of the few exercises that helps taller athletes. Erg likely falls into that category too, but I have trouble thinking that would be required.
2) At the end of the games, will it be possible to answer how much a year's worth of training helps? This is a bit tricky, because we'll need someway of understanding if the overall performance of open participants has changed over the years. Has crossfit's emergence and popularity shifted the performance curve down?
Feel free to post your own questions, about a specific WOD or of the games overall.