Friday’s workout is another named AMRAP.  This time a Hero, Danny.

Oakland SWAT Sergeant Daniel Sakai, age 35, was killed on March 21, 2009 in the line of duty along with fellow officers Sergeant Ervin Romans, Sergeant Mark Dunakin, and Officer John Hege. Daniel is survived by wife Jenni and daughter Jojiye.

Due to the volume of work in each round I’m definitely not expecting to see Cindy, or even Mary type scores tomorrow.  What I am expecting to see is everyone giving everything they’ve got.

July 2nd, 2010

WOD: Danny

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

30 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
20 Push Press (53kg/37kg)
30 Pull-ups

The CrossFit Fenway Endurance program is filling up fast.  Be sure and e-mail Eric to reserve your spot, or get more info.

The Sox start up a series with the worst team in baseball Friday, so we’ve got no parking during the evening classes.

***CrossFit Fenway will be closed Monday, July 5th***

On Monday, July 5th North Shore CrossFit will be hosting a team workout at 10 AM.  The WOD is Trevor (teams of 4, 300 pull-ups, 400 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, 600 squats.  2 team members may work at a time).  This is not a stressful competition, just good old fashioned fun.  Please let Eric know if you’d like to attend by this Saturday, July 3rd, so we can RSVP.

14 thoughts on “Danny”

  1. I said I wouldn’t do any pull-ups this week, but I made an exception for Danny. I agree with something JT’s wrote about hero workouts after Murph: I would rather do them as Rx or not at all.

    I completed 2 rounds + box jumps + 17 pp. I had hoped for more, but I gave what I had, and I have no excuses.

    Thanks Stacey for helping me keep strict push press form and get stronger.

  2. 3 weeks in.

    2 rounds + boxes + push-presses + 13 pull-ups. (green box w/15kg plate, 25kg push-press and pull-ups w/1 purple)

    Not where I want to be, but going in the right direction. And I’m in for Monday at NSCF if we’re putting a team together.

    RIP, Sgt. Sakai.

  3. 3 rounds + 10 box jumps (rx on the box & push press, purple band on the pull ups)

    the wod was fun, but i think our dancing warm up was better.. (don’t believe stacey when she tells you she can’t dance!!)

    happy birthday, justin!

  4. First Daniel two weeks ago, now Danny today. Great men with a great name. Rx’d both of them, and they both destroyed me.

    2 rounds + box jumps + 17 pp Rx

    Much happier with my results today than the Filthy Fifty on Wednesday. Turns out rest days are really important to regaining strength.

  5. Nathan, I like your attitude towards the HERO workouts. Personally, I agree that if I am physically capable to do them as RX, I will gut it out to the finish, even if it takes me 3 hours. BUT, I think the people who are not yet capable of completing the workouts as prescribed did not do all of that work for nothing, nor is their effort any less impressive and inspiring. I think one of the greatest aspects of CrossFit is that my grandmother, my 6 year old brother, and I can all do the SAME workout together, with the appropriate amount of scaling. That is the beauty of this. I don’t think you or JT meant anything by it, or even REALIZED it, but some people may feel inadequate for not being able to finish these workouts RX. I think it should be said that regardless of whether or not you do a HERO WOD as RX, the fact that you even ATTEMPTED says a lot. The effort alone is admirable, and nobody should feel any less.

    1. i think you’re totally right, but the fact that you probably typed this entire thing on your iphone while you’re supposed to be working (don’t lie) worries me 🙂

    2. Dennis I agree completely. I did not mean to put words in JTs mouth, so I apologize if I misquoted or misrepresented his blog entry about Murph. I absolutely did not mean to come across as belittling anyone’s efforts. My approach towards the hero WODs is a personal choice, and I would never presume to say what others should or shouldn’t do or judge them for it. I am continually impressed and inspired by the efforts of everyone at CrossFit Fenway to challenge themselves. I am truly fortunate to be part of this community.

      All I meant by my comments is that the hero WODs have a special significance to me above and beyond the normal day-to-day workouts: they are a small tribute to the great sacrifices these individuals have made. Normal workouts are just training. I would rather scale down a weight that is too heavy for me than lose the metcon benefit of an ordinary WOD. For a hero WOD, I would rather struggle with the prescribed movements, even if it takes me forever, because its not just about the training to me.

      Have a safe and happy 4th, everyone.

  6. Let’s just say my commitment to CF is much stronger than my commitment to a summer job. I believe you’re also at work- busted!

    Also, anyone interested in the friendly competition on Monday should post thei interest on this blog OR call/text me sometime this weekend @ (781) 241-2748.
    So far we definitely have at least Haley, Erin, Kristin, Kyle and myself. We’re looking to bring multiple teams so come join the fun!

  7. 3rounds plus 5push press

    no excuses for me, just completely gassed – i just couldn’t breathe… anything over 12minutes is just not my strong point – NEED TO WORK ON THAT ASAP!

  8. I believe this monkey has the right idea.

    Everyone’s got their own way of thinking about these Hero WODs. They’re all okay. I’m definitely not in the business of telling anyone they’re “doinitrong” in how they think about it.

    For me, personally, I could go out and do the following WOD tomorrow:
    * 10 Handstand push-ups
    * 250 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
    * 25 Box jumps, 30 inch box
    * 50 Pull-ups
    * 100 Wallball shots, 20 pounds, 10′ target
    * 200 Double-unders
    * Run 400 meters with a 45lb plate
    It’s a great workout, no matter what scaling I apply, and scaling is a smart and very good thing to do, always! Until my head touches the ground on every HSPU, though, I’m not going to call it “Nutts”.

    Y’all are free to do it any way you want, though. Really! I don’t mind one bit. You’re exactly right that it’s the effort and memory that honors their gift.


    See you tomorrow at Invasion. Depending on how bad my hands get torn up, maybe I’ll join you Monday, too!

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