Tuesday - 10/3/17

This past month we issued a challenge to Strongtown where we asked people to see how far they could row in a month. The only caveat was that any rowing done during a class warm-up / workout did not count towards their monthly tally. 

To say this challenge took off is a bit of an understatement.  It was amazing to see people dig in and try to squeeze out any extra meters when they could. We had people rowing before class, after class, we even had (at least) one instance of taking days off from work to get a bit more quality erg time.

As a community CrossFit Strongtown rowed a mind boggling total of 988,866 meters! That is approximately 614.5 miles rowed in 30 days! As a point of reference that is the equivalent of rowing from Southbury CT to Columbus Ohio. 

It became evident pretty early on that we had a few people who were truly in it for the long haul. Even though we told them the prize was most likely a free $1 bottle of water they were unphased and committed to seeing what they could accomplish.

The Women rowed a total of 260,213 meters! It was a constant leap frogging back and forth between Sydney and Coach Becky for the overall lead. Becky would come in early to row...Sydney would go on late night rowing binges. The month ended with Sydney rowing a 15k on the 30th to push her to a total of 80,087 meters (50 miles)! Coach Becky ended with a very impressive 71,682 meters (44.5 miles)!

Our Men rowed a total of 728,653 meters this month....with 550,075 of those meters rowed by Tanner & Chris! Where Sydney and Becky would leap frog back and forth it seemed like Tanner & Chris spent the entire month on the rower. Whether it was outside, next door, or in the corner of the room I felt like every time I was at the gym at least one of them was rowing. The challenge ended with Tanner arriving at the gym at 2:30 on Thursday, rowing until the 4:00pm, taking a break to join the class workout, and then continuing to row until 9:30pm. He rowed 55,000 meters on Thursday and an additional 35,000 meters on Friday to finish the month with a total of 300,075 meters....which is 186.5 miles. Chris finished the month with a 250,000 aka 'a quarter million' meters rowed, or 155.3 miles. 

Congratulations to our September 'Row Away' Challenge winners! Your prizes (I promise it's not a bottle of water) are on their way and should be here by the end of the week.

Women's Challenge Results:
260,213 Meters

  • Sydney - 80,087 (50 miles)
  • Becky - 71,682 (44.5 miles)
  • Johanna - 30,295
  • Meg - 16,723
  • Paula - 10,384
  • Stacy - 9,143
  • Holly - 8,560
  • Heidi - 7,653
  • Cardella - 6,538
  • Katelyn - 4,662
  • Sophia - 4,546
  • Gail - 3,592
  • Courtney - 3,327
  • Rachel McG - 3,021

Men's Challenge Results:
728,653 Meters

  • Tanner - 300,075 (186.5 miles)
  • Chris D. - 250,000 (155.3 miles)
  • Barry - 43,000
  • Rob B. - 30,564
  • Paul - 29,049
  • Larry J. - 19,670
  • Big Mike - 14,120
  • Sir Ian - 10,042
  • Doc - 10,000
  • Bill - 7,366
  • Brian M. - 4,539
  • Kevin - 3,077
  • Chris B. - 2,729
  • Harvey - 2,554
  • Ink - 1,612
  • Dan - 240
  • Toon - 16

 

    TOTAL METERS ROWED DURING MONTHLY CHALLENGE: 988,866 METERS

    WORKOUT OF THE DAY

    Death by 10m Run

    • Perform 1 x 10m Run the 1st Minute
    • Perform 2 x 10m Runs the 2nd Minute
    • Perform 3 the third minute, etc...
    • Continue until runs can no longer be completed within a minute
      • Score = Last Completed Minute + Reps 
      • Compare to 6/29/2012

    9 Minute Ascending Ladder

    • +3 Pull-ups
    • +3 Push-ups
    • +3 V-Ups
      • Each round, each movement increases by 3 reps.
      • Score = Total Reps

    Reps:

    • 3/3/3 = 9
    • 6/6/6 = 27
    • 9/9/9 = 54
    • 12/12/12 = 90
    • 15/15/15 = 135
    • 18/18/18 = 189
    • 21/21/21 = 252
    • 24/24/24 =324
     Toon and Bill during the 6am class.

    Toon and Bill during the 6am class.

     Kathleen and the 9:30am class during the front squat portion of the workout.

    Kathleen and the 9:30am class during the front squat portion of the workout.

     The 5:00pm class attacking the power cleans.

    The 5:00pm class attacking the power cleans.

     10/2/17

    10/2/17