Saturday, March 28, 2009 by Daniel


Today, in lieu of our regular CFEB class, we attended CrossFit Oakland's special community fundraiser for the families of the four Oakland Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty this week. It was a very cool event. We've only been to CFO for a WOD once before, for an affiliate throwdown, and we were scared off by the overwhelming testosterone being displayed (that and the workout was way out of our league). Today was much friendlier, and there was healthy representation by CFEB, so we had our friends around us. A captain of Oakland SWAT and some of his team members came to express his appreciation, and they stayed around to coach and cheer on the participants. All told, over 60 participants contributed an astonishing $1800 and more than a small amount of blood, sweat and tears.

Run 400m
40 deadlifts @ 275#/185#
40 box jumps @ 24"
40 push presses @ 115#/85#
Run 400m

The number 4 is prominent, in honor of the four who were killed in the line of duty: Sgt Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt Daniel Sakai, and Sgt Ervin Romans.

16:10 (225# DL, 2x35# PP)

They changed it to dumbbell push-presses due to a shortage of space/bars - RX was 2x50#, which was way beyond me. Rebecca, Allen, Andy, Raph and I all went in the third heat. Only Andy, Max, Brandon and Polly did it RX (though Raph came pretty damn close). I did everything in five sets of eight. The deadlifts were far and away the hardest part, and killed the rest of the workout. I probably spent too much time lollygagging on the box jumps, but the DLs and PPs felt about right. My vision blurred and my body went into full "what the hell are you doing to me?" mode in the last 200m, so I know at least I worked hard.


Maximus Lewin said...

Brandon did it RX.

Daniel said...

Whoops, you're right. Fixed.

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