From CrossFit New England: “This WOD is a bit different in that it celebrates the life of the son of one of our own CrossFit dads. Johnny had a giving soul, where he showed little ego and lots of humility, caring, and kindness. Life was not always easy, but that did not slow him down. In fact, Johnny became an amazing athlete (state championship tennis team, expert skier, and swimmer) and excelled in school (class valedictorian, class president, attended Harvard). Sadly, Johnny died too early – November 29, 2007.
This workout reflects many aspects of Johnny’s life. He was born in 1987, which is why we have 87 Erg Jump Overs. He then lived 19 years and passed away in 2007, which is represented by 19 Calorie Row and the 07 Rope Climbs. And together as partners, you will be running a total of 2400M, where the total feet run represents the number of days in Johnny’s life.
The specific exercises are based on many aspects of Johnny’s sports life, as the run represents his training for the Boston Marathon in 2007, the rowing symbolizes the Charles River which flows next to Harvard where he was going to college and training for the marathon, the erg jumps represent bumps skiing which was one of Johnny’s favorite sports, and the rope climbs represent all the fun he had as a kid in the playground.”
This “Johnny” memorial WOD was first posted by CrossFit New England on their Comptrain class WOD blog, as the workout of the day for November 29, 2017 – the 10th anniversary of Johnny’s passing. They said the 3-month time cap makes this “the longest CrossFit WOD.”
3 Rounds for Time (with a partner)
Buy-In: 600 Meter Run (or row)
19 Cal Row (each)
87 Erg Jump Overs
7 Rope Climbs
Cash-Out: 600 Meter Run (or row)
1 Act of Kindness
Time Cap: 3 Months