Pleasure Town

Each AMRAP scored separately

AMRAP – 9 Minutes
15 Ring Dips
15 DL (185)(115)
15 Box Jumps (24″)(20″)

Rest 2 Minutes

AMRAP – 7 Minutes
10 Hang Cleans (135)(95)
10 Burpees
10 Squats

Rest 3 Minutes

AMRAP – 5 Minutes
5 Thrusters (45)
5 OHS (45)
5 Pull-ups

Post all rounds + reps and scale for all events in comments.

ACF13 Team Jackie Event 1The Puzzle – Event 1 by Jim Kelly

Couples “Jackie”
1000m Row; 50 Thrusters @45#; 30 Pull-ups for time Female first then Male

The word “Wheelhouse” comes to mind when putting Daniel and Janet on this nasty test. They both have and engine that won’t quit and seriously good pull-ups. They are shorter, lighter athletes which does not favor the row but they can stay competitive there. I like our chances on this one.

Being the first event, everyone is jacked-up. We just need that good start. These two are experienced competitors and have nerves of steel. Perfect pair to get our weekend started. We look to them to lead us to that podium with a great start.

They had practiced over and over, getting faster each time, but one major concern was out there, Daniel’s wrist. His range of motion in his right wrist won’t allow him to sustain an efficient rack position, even with the “light” 45lb bar. This had plagued him through practice but was much better do to the work of our (affectionately referred to) “witch doctor’s” at Airrosti. If you are suffering from overuse and mobility related pain, see these guys. It hurts, but it works. Will the wrist hold up?

3-2-1 Go! Janet begins her pull on the rower and as most rowing events go, it’s not much to watch. ACF is in the first heat due to our 26th place open finish and early on it is obvious the race is between Janet and Leah from CF Katy. They exit the rower about the same time to hit the thrusters. Janet begins and has a sweet pace, she is actively dropping under the bar, pulling it down into the squat and returning fast overhead. Cycling the reps 10….20…30 fatigue hits at 35 and the bar drops to the waist, only to rebound right back up to the rack and begin the methodical push to 50. She gets there at a break-neck pace. Her best Jackie time to date was 7:05 and she is on pace to set that PR (Personal Record)

On to the Pull-ups. A bit of chalk, to ease the breathing, and BAM! big sets of butterfly pull-ups. Leah was closing in, her pull-ups are strong and just as fast. It comes down to one last break on the bar, but that break was Leah’s and not Janet’s. Janet lunges to the finish mat at 6:59. Exhausted, spent and having just given her teammate an 12 second lead on the rower.

Daniel runs to the rower, straps in and begins his pull. Solid and more confident on the rower than ever, Daniel knows he has an excellent Jackie time. 6:06 is fast and can compete with anyone in any heat. He also has a lead. Stroke, Stroke, Stroke….1000m comes and he still has the lead.

He settles in on his thrusters all by himself, as no other team is off their rower yet. He begins the march to fifty. CF Katy’s athlete is stalking though; he arrives shortly after Daniel on the thruster station. He begins his thrusters like a mad man. The pace is so fast, it looks weird. Everyone is looking at each other waiting for him to slow down. We kept waiting and waiting for the fatigue to hit him. It never did. He is crushing the thrusters. Daniel is moving fast also, it looks like the wrist will hold up, but then at rep 39…it hits. The wrist begins to visibly bother him and his grip begins shifting on the bar to compensate. The discomfort slows him down; his rythym is off and the last 11 thrusters take what seems like an eternity. He’s got to be thinking, “Just get to the pull-up bar.”

He gets there, but CF Katy is hammering out butterfly Pull-ups and will not be denied. CF Katy finishes @12:55 for the lead. Daniel hits his usual big sets of pull-ups and dashes to the finish line @13:29 an individual time of 6:30 well off his best at 6:06 but considering the injury and the fact that CF Katy had the fastest time of the day. He’ll take it.

When it is all said and done after 2 more heats, including the highest ranked teams coming in to regionals, only 2 more teams beat ACF’s time. It’s a 4th place finish in an event where we anticipated a 4th-6th place. It was a success. Optimism is high because we know we have many muscle-ups and very heavy overhead squats coming in Event 2 and 3. This is going to be a good day.

To be continued…

(photo c/o

20 Responses to “Pleasure Town”

  1. Southpaw

    I love this picture along with the corresponding installment of “The Puzzle”. I can’t wait for the next one!

    AMRAP 1 3 + 12 (blue, 105, 3 plates). I liked the 3 plates instead of box step ups. I’ll do it again. Hopefully I’ll get enough confidence to jump back on the box again 🙂

    AMRAP 2 2 + 17 (55)

    AMRAP 3 3 + 5 (35)

    Nice & warm in the box this morning. Great job 6:30s!! Thanks Coach Grace!

  2. Lesley Griffith

    Jim that was so inspiring.

    AMRAP #1 – 3 + 15 (BARD)
    AMRAP #2 – 3 + 12
    AMRAP #3 – 3 + 12 (BAPU)

  3. Jen C

    AMRAP #1 – 3 + 20 (BARD)
    AMRAP #2 – 3 (suspect…get this weird feeling I missed the squats in round 2)
    AMRAP #3 – 4 + 10

    Nice joining the 5:30am crew! Great job everyone!

  4. just jerry

    3+5/ 2+3/ 4+7/(rx)

    Good job 5:30. Fun wods.

  5. Sex Panther

    #1 : 3 + 6 (155)
    #2: 1 + 15 (Rx) – meant to scale this to 115, no wonder it felt so heavy!
    #3: 3 + 1 (limited range of motion on ohs)

    Good job 8:30!

  6. Speedy J

    Need a copy of that photo – my PIC out there all alone!!! I think that is the third time I have read Event 1 Puzzle…it will never get old. Thanks Jim for capturing our moment into words!!

  7. lauraD

    #1: 2+15 blue band on ring dips, 85#DL
    #2: 2+10 55# HC
    #3: 3+4 35# OHS & thrusters, red band on PU
    still recovering from Murph… should not have gone out drinking last night :/

  8. sonal

    Amrap Friday !!!!!!

    #1 — 4+5(bard)
    #2. 3+5 rx
    #3. 3+4 rx

    Loving the puzzle reads…

  9. Gina

    #1 – 3+15 (Blue band)
    #2 – 2+14 (RX)
    #3 – 4rds (red band)

    That was a great way to end the week!

  10. carahinojosa

    Big, toasty noon class today!

    #1…3+17 (bard, 95#)
    #2…2+17 (65#)
    #3…3rds (45# thrusters, 2 rds-10 air squats/1 rd 25# ohs–tried the 45# bar but couldn’t find my balance)

    Thanks for sharing your bar, Paige 🙂

  11. Jimy

    3+12 (155)/ 3(95)/ 3+5(fs)

    I forgot to put my scales on the white board. Great WOD. Thanks for doing the extra credit run with me Freddy. I’m always trying to steal some of your cool.

    Great writing Jim.

  12. The Professor

    3+4 | 2+10 | 4 (Rx)

    I chased Jerry’s numbers for the first two sets – you got me by one rep sir, well played – and tried to keep up with Grace at the end. Huge thanks to Grace for the post-WOD help. HOYH!!!

  13. andi

    1) 3+15 (BARD, 105DL)

    2) 2+21 (85)

    3) 3+14 RX (dang that last pull up!)

    Bummed I am missing the celebration tonight – I’ll be there in spirit, Cheers Team ACF13!!!

  14. Russell J

    1. 2+20 (UA/purple, 115#, 20″)
    2. 1+17 (95#)
    3. 3 (green, 45#, 15#)

    That was all kinds of suck. I went too heavy on the first two AMRAPs. And whatever slight momentum I might have had, as usual, came to a grinding halt when I got to burpees.

    Then I went too light on the third AMRAP, grabbing a 15# bar for OHS thinking it was a 35#. That might have been a blessing in disguise, as I was already toast when I got to AMRAP #3.

    The only thing “pleasurable” about that WOD was the arrival of the 26-minute mark.

    • OG


      Wow. This one did me in bad with the weight. Probably should have gone lighter, especially on the hang cleans, but didn’t want to drop weight in the middle of the workout. Hot box today! Great work 4pm!

  15. Kyle D

    3+32 (145#) | 3+22 (95#) | 3+6
    Rep’n the Nooners! What a sweaty, brutal day. Actually loved that one. Great way to setup a weekend. Congrats ACF Team, and great write up!

  16. Amber Pearson

    Hot and sweaty day!

    3+7 BARD
    3+4 65#
    2+10 some BAPU

    Need to get my hands healed up from both ripping on T2B on Tuesday – argh!

    Great job, 4:00!

  17. Easy Rider aka Robert Hammond

    3+20 ? Rx
    2+10 ? Rx
    4+4 ? Rx

    It was all a blur … did the wod ..but am purely guestimating on my reps

    First wod since Murph on Mon.

  18. Paige H.

    3+18 (red BARD, 20″, 95#)
    2+15 (55#)
    3+11 (25#)