Three rounds for time:
Run 400 meters [sub 2 minutes jump rope]
1 1/2 pood Kettlebell X 21 swings (or 55 pound dumbbell swing)
12 Pull-ups
With the weather warming, at least some of us idiots ran around the block rather than subbing indoors. Consider doing the same.

  • http://www.self-aggrandizement.com josh

    Quick apology to all the outdoor runners – apparently, the loop around our block is about 800m, rather than 400m. No wonder that seemed long, especially with the up and down stair climb.

  • Kevin

    I give props to you guys doing the run outdoors. That was a “Big fat Helen”.It seemed long and running up and down 4 flights didnt really appeal to me with swings and pullups looming on. I wussed out and did the 2 minute jump rope subs.
    Time 10:36 1 1/2 pood bell. Everything unbroken except last round of pullups was 4,4,3,and the dreaded 1. I am definitely curious to try the run to see if my time would have improved or not. Damn, 400m is alot! Its pretty much running the length of a soccer or football field 4 times!!

  • http://www.dammit.com dammit

    8:58, as rx’d, down here in the EV. now i gotta go to seattle and get my “sub 10″ t-shirt!

  • Allison

    as one of the so-called idiots, now I don’t feel so badly about my 24-minute finish. (16 kg kettlebell, pull-ups had a little bit of a jump to them, but mostly pulling up with my arms).

  • Hari

    Used the treadmill at Mid City Gym: 14:20.
    Here’s an article in which the author discusses his shock at meeting Helen as his first CrossFit WOD:

  • sarena

    Thanks Hari–I love the link!

  • Kevin

    Great time on Helen, dammit. You must have been flying on those 400m runs.

  • http://www.dammit.com dammit

    did you see the top scores on the boards? OPT got a 7:46. sick!

  • Kevin

    OPT’s a freak. Harryhogg also got 7:48. Just ridiculous!!

  • http://www.dammit.com dammit

    apparently the record is greg amundson’s 7:35.

  • Kevin

    Thats insane. I got alot of work ahead of me.
    I just found this program called Sanoodi that measures distance for runners using google maps. If we run halfway between 6th and 5th Ave along 38 or 39 streets and back to Crossfit thats a 1/4 mile.

  • juan g.

    thats another site for mapping out a run.
    lookin forward to coming back to the box this tuesday.

  • michelle

    boy am I glad I did the jump rope!

  • http://www.dammit.com dammit

    i assume the black box is doing cindy today, but if for variety’s sake somebody wanted to do mary, would that be ok?

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.org Keith W.

    Most certainly. That would be fine. Bring it on.

  • Kevin

    First time with Cindy
    19 rounds in 19:55
    Should’ve tried for pullups with the remaining time.

  • dan

    Check out the mothership video for today (April 16). Recognize anyone sitting against a white pole learning how to improve his stroke rating?

  • Brett_nyc

    I liked how his head bobbed back and forth while watching the wheel… :)

  • Ewen

    Cindy 15 rounds
    Push-ups still the main weakness.

  • http://www.self-aggrandizement.com josh

    Brett, I think it’s the yoga. His neck is extra limber.
    I’m looking for a distance wheel so we can measure out the 400m halfway point. Still just happy to discover why I had inexplicably doubled my Helen time.

  • Brett_nyc

    all you need