Are almost in!
Seriously, they didn’t have a clock at the finish line, so we’re waiting for them to post results online.
Big congrats to our team, and I’d like to thank the guys for coming together at the last minute to make this happen.Â Thank you, Ryan, Jordan, and Baryn!Â Amazing effort by all three.Â Oh, and if Jordan doesn’t have his Pukie Patch yet, I’ll have to get him one!
When we got there we found out the race was going to start in heats, with five teams starting every minute.Â Before the first heat started though, everyone had to drop to the ground for the pre-requisite 10 push-ups in cadence.Â It was at this moment that every Marine on Abbey Grounds suddenly turned into a sadistic version of their own Drill Sergeant from boot camp.
Unfortunately we were near the start line, so we had to hold at the bottom of the push-up position (chest just off the ground) until the entire line was down in position to start the push-up, keeping cadence with the emcee.Â Oh, and apparently anytime you do anything like this with Marines, they always add an extra one for the corp, for the comandante, for the wounded soldiers (whom this event benifited) and pretty much anything else they can think of.
Immediately off the starting line was ten yards of duck walk.Â Quater mile run, 25 yards of walking lunges (definitely easy here).Â More running, 50 yards of duck walks (this one really got the quads burning), jumping jacks, running, low crawl obstacles, running, climbing obstacle, running, partner carry, running, and I don’t remember the complete order.
Finally after a long woods run, we got to the mud pit.Â It was amazing.Â Probably a hundred spectators all around it cheering you on, and Marines screaming at you, barking orders.Â Two climbing obstacles, a low crawl, push-ups (yeah, your face is underwater at the bottom of the push-up), and jumping jacks.Â Then a good splash of clean water to rinse your eyes as you climb out and keep running.
Another long run, then a three legged Hefty Garbage Bag sack race (tear your bag and you have to start over) and then a sprint to the finish, arm-in-arm.Â Man was it a blast!
For anyone that wasn’t there, you missed an amazingly good time.Â We need to put together a few teams for next year!
Also, a big congrats out to CrossFit Hickory who placed third in the corporate category.Â Next year, my friends, next year!
** Update **
Our team’s time was 49:15.Â 28th place out of 132 teams.Â The winning time was 31:12, it gives us something to aim for next year!