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Thursday 080214
Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Thruster
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Valentine’s Day Link-a-rama:
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  • Robzilla

    Ahh, Fran. And here I thought I was going to be alone on Valentines Day. Let the feeling of Dread for this workout begin.

  • Justin

    Randy: 6:34 as r’xd… Damn you JB for beating me by 3 seconds. Good Work!!
    Aw my dear sweet Fran, such a Valentine’s treat… Im coming for you sub 6:00 mins. The pit in my stomach just hit!

  • AllisonNYC

    A guy just asked me if I have a hot date for tomorrow…
    I said- Yes. Her name is Fran.
    He was confused. If he was a CrossFit man he would have known what I was talking about. He failed the test.
    I’m considering giving him another shot since he’s CrossFit capable. Maybe I should make him promise to do a CrossFit workout at the Box. If he beats me he can have a second date.
    Happy Valentines Day <3

  • Brendan


  • Hari

    2/15 (Tomorrow) Friday Rest Night Black Box Dinner
    Spanky’s (43rd between 6th & 7th)
    7:30 PM (or after you finish at Black Box)
    In so far (14): Brian D, Coach P, Edgar, Erica, Erin, Hari, Jacinto, Jeff, Juan G, Keith, Kurt, Robzilla, Xuan Mai, Zach
    I’ve made reservations for 15. Post or let me know whether to add you.

  • Moon

    AllisonNYC – Give the guy a break. Telling him you’ve got a date with a girl who weighs 95 pounds with measurements of 21-15-9 would be confusing to most people.

  • Brett_nyc

    I love Fran. I feel like it’s like Christmas tomorrow. I’m going to try and hit the lunch class.
    Thanks Hari. I’m not really sure where that effort came from.

  • Jack Bauer

    Damn. If I make it, I’m not buying this B#$%% any chocolate.

  • michelle

    Jack-i say just hit a duane reade and get a nice assortment of russel stover in a big ol heart shaped box smothered in red cellophane.
    or if you really wan tto go crazy- u can get the whitman’s sampler.
    i think a guy once gave me one of those.
    i also think i never spoke to him again.

  • Andrew

    Hey Hari, throw me into the Spanky’s mix Friday, thanks.

  • Brendan

    hari, count me in for friday night.

  • JUAN G.

    farting pigs and foosball, nice.

  • 5:39 (PR)
    7-7-7, 5-5-5, 5-4
    Not 100% happy with ROM on some reps.
    Next time, I’ll try get under 5:30 just by resting 1 second less between sets.

  • hey tech-savvy CFers, if someone could take the iconic “I [heart] NY” logo and change it to say “I [heart] CFNYC” in that special font they use, I will post it in honor of Valentine’s Day. I tried to do it myself but I am not so talented with these things…Email it to me at allison AT crossfitnyc DOT com. Thanks.

  • New Guy SC

    I can do it.

  • But can you dig it?

  • But can you dig it?

  • Blasted. Hoist by my own petard.

  • Brendan

    jack, this is your shot at a huge pr. if you don’t blow it.

  • New Guy SC
  • AllisonNYC

    Who has been to CrossFit Las Vegas?

  • Jeff

    I’ve been there and so has Tyler. Joe Marsh is a cool guy.

  • AllisonNYC

    Are there regular classes? I’ll be out there Thursday and Friday to see O. Figured I’d stop in if there are afternoon classes instead of using the globostyle gym at the Wynn.

  • Coach P

    Last night, after doing Randy, Brendan did 100 burpees while Dan Def and Wes did Randy. Not to show those guys up or anything, only because he did not feel that he “left it all out on the field”.
    That’s personal dedication and mental maintenance. Why take it home with you? Leave it at the Box.
    (Randy: 5:56)

  • marisela

    due to my stupid hip, i did not do fran today. instead, i did a wod that court had us do a couple of months ago in place of a 5k.
    2500 jump rope for time
    i took 3 minutes off my time
    i hate being injured

  • Jeff

    There’s a schedule at http://www.cflasvegas.com. Looks like you can go on Thursday night.
    What will you be doing in Vegas, where are you staying and how are you planning on getting around?

  • michelle

    O is amazing. U r flying to Vegas JUST to see the show??? Are you staying at the Bellagio? Even if not u shoul try to eat at Circo before the show. though its heavy on the carbs…

  • chcek out the link on marks daily apple today. go cfnyc
    scroll to the bottom of todays post

  • greg

    fran sucks. 6:33 with a 65 pound bar. first time doing it. you guys should make “get your hands on the bar” shirts. i’d buy one.

  • AllisonNYC

    Yeah pretty much just to see O. The trip to see the show is a Vday gift. I’m sure we’ll do other stuff while we’re there. I’m not a huge fan of Vegas. Last time I was there I barely left my room except to go shopping and I almost bought a 550$ fanny pack. I called it an early night after that. But everyone says great things about O. I saw ZooManity and LOVED it.
    I’m staying in a suite at the Wynn Thursday and Friday night coming back saturday morning.
    I don’t think I’m going to be able to do a 730pm class. I was hoping they had afternoon classes too. I’ve been to vegas a few times over the last few months but never made it to the CrossFit. I feel guilty.
    I love carbs and plan on going way off the Zone. Even more than I am now… cake and everything. What kind of food is at Circo?
    I don’t like to gamble (unless it’s with someone elses money) but I’ve had pretty good luck in Vegas. I hit my first deadlift PR at the hard rock at 185 in october. Maybe I’ll get to 240 at the Wynn.

  • Jeff

    You can always have people take bets on your deadlift like your old push up contests (you don’t still do that, do you?).

  • AllisonNYC

    haha. ahh the good old days. I haven’t done that in a long time. I actually feel a little guilty taking that money since those push-ups weren’t full ROM. I didn’t know any better back then.
    But I won’t feel any guilt taking money for pulling 240 🙂 Good thinking Jeff. I’ll see what I can do but something tells me most of the people working out in hotel gyms won’t even know what a Deadlift is. I’ll probably spend a few hours just talking about CrossFit and teaching people some lifts..

  • Thanks to Juan, Steven, and (female) Sam for designing I [heart] CFNYC variants. I posted them up on my flickr. Just click on the one above to see all of them.

  • michelle

    Circo is Italian. They also have Le Cirque at the Bellagio. amazing French. That hotel has the best food in all of vegas. There is a Nobu also at the Hard Rock hotel. basically when I went to Vegas I ate at all the good NYC restaurants bc it was easier to get a reservation there than here.
    O is sick. i just couldnt imagine how they got al that water there. gee-too bad no more celine 🙂

  • second sam

    I love the kettlebell idea! So, because this is a wonderful procrastination tool with regards to real work, I made another version (stealing the kettlebell because it’s awesome):

  • AllisonNYC

    6:14 as RX’d
    PR by over 1 minute
    Sub 6 easily next time

  • Joseph_B

    Wow that’s impressive Allison, is that with 95#?. I couldn’t get to the box today. So, done at a Globogym, lost at least 40 seconds each way going between the Pull-up bar and the weighted bar.
    Time 10:02, used 65# bar for Thrusters, all Pull-ups chest to bar ( as I still can’t kip). Blah, would have been faster at the box. My elbows are in pain.

  • Hari


  • Brett_nyc

    3:40 as rx’d
    PR by 47sec, down from 4:27
    Thanks to everyone who cheered me on tonight

  • justin

    5:19 PR by 40 seconds… Sub- 5:00 mins will be mine by the end of the year. Off for another night in the iron lung.

  • Kevin

    Wow Brett Amazing!! Great job. Wish I was there to see it. Ill give Fran a shot tomorrow.

  • Margie

    5:47 PR I believe
    subbed 45lbs and jumping pullups. Shoulders are wrecked today.
    Awesome work Coach P and Keith; it’s great to see the big kids in action.
    And Sam was totally inspiring – I wanna be like you.

  • Great work Brett and Justin!

  • AllisonNYC

    Joseph_b: 65# is RX’d for women and that’s what used.
    I’m going to get my time down two more minutes and start using more weight.
    Annie Hawkins did Fran today in 3:something with 75#!
    That’s rock star status. I really think once you’re in the three minute club the weight should go up.
    21 Thrusters unbroken. I want everything unbroken. I think I can at least cut the breaks I took tonight in half next time. I was huffing and puffing WAY too long. I’m not going to lie…I wanted sub 6. Next time.

  • juan g.


  • Robzilla

    PR by 1:59
    It felt good tonight. Thanks to everyone who was pushing me.

  • michelle

    rob 2 mintues off ur time-that is amazing! congrats!

  • Jack Bauer

    I didnt have to buy her chocolate. Didn’t have to buy her flowers. I didn’t have to take her out to dinner. And after only 7:18 of work, she put out. That’s a PR by 2 minutes! My game is improving with this lady.
    Congrats to all the warriors that gave it all to get some today. Happy Victory Day.
    I’m spent. Going to smoke a cigarette now.

  • michelle

    greg-u deserve every inch of those cocktail arms. but watch out-my cocktail back is catching up..
    perhaps moon and sam can designate a cocktail area of their physiques in time for the cert.
    but no smoking greg!

  • I did Fran from behind… behind the neck that is. 🙂
    21 15 9
    95# Thrusters from behind the neck.
    As the behind the neck position is easier I wanted to see if it would drive down my time. This was 28 seconds faster than my fastest Fran time so the answer is yes. It is exactly the same about of work but since I went faster it was more intense.
    I’ve been contemplating strategies to bring my score down and this is one way.

  • Jack Bauer

    I may trying hitting Fran from behind next time to switch it up. One position gets boring after awhile-seeing how we are going to be spending more time in the future, I should give her something new to look forward to. 🙂
    Thanks for the advice, Keith.

  • Brendan

    fran 3:50 as rx’d
    great work, brett.

  • Keith,
    since the movement isn’t exactly the same, wouldn’t it be fair to say that the work isn’t exactly the same either, regardless of speed?