In a word, the splits are taxing. I really like this way of doing things and it makes perfect sense. Strength one day, metcon the next.
I did the metcon on Tuesday using the DL's, pull ups, DB military press, and walking lunges (with 35# and then 25#). I quickly found out that my starting weight for the DL had to drop in order to maintain form and pace. In all, the first part took exactly 18 minutes with rest. The rotator cuff and core work was fun.
Next week I'll reverse the order and do DL's for strength and squats for metcon. Should be fun. I'm liking the flexibility of this template.