CrossFit Breckenridge

9600 ft. – Elevation is Everything

W.O.D. THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014


JUST CUZ

25 PUSH PRESS (75/55)

1 LAP

20 RING PUSH UP

2 LAP

15 BOX JUMP

2 LAP

20 FRONT SQUAT  (75/55)

1 LAP

25  K2E

***AMRAP 22:00***

 

LAST TIME:  JUNE 16, 2014


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W.O.D. WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014


U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS

1600M ROW

50 KBS (60/40)

3 MB LAPS

***TIME***

1945 World War II – U.S. Navy’s worst wartime loss at sea

The Story

Torpedoed Ship

The world’s first operational atomic bomb was delivered by the Indianapolis, (CA-35) to the island of Tinian on 26 July 1945. The Indianapolis then reported to CINCPAC (Commander-In-Chief, Pacific) Headquarters at Guam for further orders. She was directed to join the battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines to prepare for the invasion of Japan. The Indianapolis, unescorted, departed Guam on a course of 262 degrees making about 17 knots.

At 14 minutes past midnight, on 30 July 1945, midway between Guam and Leyte Gulf, she was hit by two torpedoes out of six fired by the I-58, a Japanese submarine. The first blew away the bow, the second struck near midship on the starboard side adjacent to a fuel tank and a powder magazine. The resulting explosion split the ship to the keel, knocking out all electric power. Within minutes she went down rapidly by the bow, rolling to starboard.

Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day and continued until the men were physically removed from the water, almost five days later.

Delayed Rescue

Shortly after 11:00 A.M. of the fourth day, the survivors were accidentally discovered by LT. (jg) Wilbur C. Gwinn, piloting his PV-1 Ventura Bomber on routine antisubmarine patrol. Radioing his base at Peleiu, he alerted, “many men in the water”. A PBY (seaplane) under the command of LT. R. Adrian Marks was dispatched to lend assistance and report. Enroute to the scene, Marks overflew the destroyer USS Cecil Doyle (DD-368), and alerted her captain, of the emergency. The captain of the Doyle, on his own authority, decided to divert to the scene.

Arriving hours ahead of the Doyle, Marks’ crew began dropping rubber rafts and supplies. While so engaged, they observed men being attacked by sharks. Disregarding standing orders not to land at sea, Marks landed and began taxiing to pick up the stragglers and lone swimmers who were at greatest risk of shark attack. Learning the men were the crew of the Indianapolis, he radioed the news, requesting immediate assistance. The Doyle responded she was enroute.

As complete darkness fell, Marks waited for help to arrive, all the while continuing to seek out and pull nearly dead men from the water. When the plane’s fuselage was full, survivors were tied to the wing with parachute cord. Marks and his crew rescued 56 men that day. The Cecil Doyle was the first vessel on the scene. Homing on Marks’ PBY in total darkness, the Doyle halted to avoid killing or further injuring survivors, and began taking Marks’ survivors aboard.

Disregarding the safety of his own vessel, the Doyle‘s captain pointed his largest searchlight into the night sky to serve as a beacon for other rescue vessels. This beacon was the first indication to most survivors, that their prayers had been answered. Help had at last arrived. Of the 900 who made it into the water, only 317 remained alive. After almost five days of constant shark attacks, starvation, terrible thirst, suffering from exposure and their wounds, the men of the Indianapolis were at last rescued from the sea.


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W.O.D. TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014


CLEAN THE OUTHOUSE

12 CLEAN (155/105)

100 AIR SQUAT

10 CLEAN

75 SIT UP

8 CLEAN

50 BURPEE

6 CLEAN

25 PUSH UP

4 CLEAN/JERK

***TIME***

 

LAST TIME:  4 – 14 – 14


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W.O.D. MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014


GIMME SOME MO’

1 DNB

PULL UP

***AMRAP 15:00***

RX:

PULL UP STARTS AT 1 AND ADDS ONE EACH ROUND

STRENGTH TRAINING:

SUMO DL

7 REP 50%

3 X 7 60%

5 REP 70%

LAST TIME:  4 – 15 – 14


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W.O.D. SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014


THE CHIEF

3 POWER CLEAN  (135/95)

6 PUSH UP

9 AIR SQUAT

**AMRAP 3:00**

**1:00 REST**

**5 ROUNDS**

 

LAST TIME:  2 – 28 – 14


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