Thursday, April 1, 2010


  1. Tank | March 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    One of my favorite pics of the weekend…

    Also, this second workout seems very familiar

    Sean “Master of the Obvious”

  2. Rob | March 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Great picture. I’ve been looking for a new profile picture for facebook. . . .

  3. Mrs. F | March 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Love this pic!
    Btw- Mel and I and a whole lot of MPHers are in the background of the new mainsite picture on My neck looks a bit hulkish, but Melody looks great.

  4. StuLu | March 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    YES ROB!!!!! YOU ARE THE MAMBO JAMBO!!!!! That is a 30lb PR on the Clean and Jerk with 2,000 people watching. You may not have noticed but you were rocking the house at that point…even people in the bleachers were screaming your name. I am bowing to you at this very moment my friend.

    God, I love primal screams. Gonna do this myself from here on in.


    • Rob | April 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Stu. Couldn’t have done it without you and everybody else.

  5. coach | April 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Erez Y.: 155x-145x-140-140-140-lbs., 129
    Alex M.: 135-145x-140x-125-125-lbs., 134
    Derek B.: 115-115-115-115-115-lbs., 112 (75-lbs.)
    Erin K.: 115-125-125x-x-x-lbs., 140
    Tamra F.: 115-120x-120-125-x-lbs., 101 (20”)
    Paul M.: 85-85-85-85-85-lbs., 121 (55-lbs., 20″)
    Ted K.: 75-75-75-75-80-lbs., 166 (65-lbs.; sub: hang muscle clean, squat)
    Amy D.: 70-75-80-85x-85x-lbs., 152 (55-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20”)
    Sara S.: 60-60-60-60-60-lbs., 80 (35-lbs., 20”)
    Beth F.: 60-65x-60-65-70-lbs., 72 (35-lbs., 20”)
    Jeremy N.: 195-205-210-215x-215-lbs., 140
    Charles H.: 165-165-165-x-x-lbs., 125
    Sean M.: 175-175-175-185x-x-lbs., 91
    David O.: 175-175-175x-175-x-lbs., 117
    Rob K.: 175-180x-175-x-x-lbs., 146
    Scott D.: 95-95-95-95-95-lbs., 102
    Josh M.: 125-130-130-135-135x-lbs., 135
    Robbie S.: 145-155x-155-155x-x-lbs., 110 (75-lbs.)
    Sidra C.: 95-100-105x-100x-x-lbs., 100 (20”)
    Jen M.: 95-105x-100-105-105x-lbs., 102 (20”)
    Jessica H.: 85-95-95x-95x-90-lbs., 144
    Jessy C.: 75-80-85x-85x-80-lbs., 94 (55-lbs.)
    Katie M.: 60-60-60-60-60-lbs., 123 (35-lbs., 20”)
    Joe P.: 195-195-200-205-x-lbs., 125
    Bill G.: 115-120-125x-120x-115-lbs., 112 (75-lbs.)
    Roselena R.: 105-120x-120x-110x-110-lbs., 104 (20″)
    David S.: 95-105-105-105x-100-lbs., 102 (75-lbs.)
    Kevin C.: 105-115-120x-120x-115x-lbs., 120 (65-lbs.)
    Johnny A. 75-75-75-75-75-lbs., 113 (55-lbs., 20″)
    Lisa C.: 75-75-75-75-75-lbs., 117 (sub: hang muscle clean, bridge, bodyrow)
    Fernanda G.: 75-75-75-75-75-lbs., 124 (45-lbs., 20″)
    Jonathan H.: 135-140-145x-145x-145x-lbs., 100
    Marco M.: 105-110-115-115-115-lbs., 119
    Dave R.: 165-185x-175-175-175-lbs., 175
    David C.: 105-105-105-105-105-lbs., 86 (35-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20″)
    Jason H.: 105-105-115x-105-105-lbs., 130 (75-lbs.)
    Christy P.: 145x-145-150x-150x-150x-lbs., 180
    Andrew R.: 105-105-105-105-105-lbs., 145 (65-lbs., 20″)
    Susanna B.: 95x-90-90-95-95-lbs., 110 (sub: squat)
    Joanna L.: 75-80-85x-85x-80-lbs., 146 (55-lbs.; sub: step-up, 24″)
    Christine S.: 70-75-80-85x-80-lbs., 120 (sub: step-up, 20″)
    Adam C.: 135-145-155-160-165x-lbs., 102
    Lee P.: 95-105x-95-100-105-lbs., 83 (75-lbs.)
    Sean F.: 95-105x-100-105-105x-lbs., 112 (75-lbs.)
    Michelle C.: 70-70-70-70-70-lbs., 104 (45-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20″)
    Livia S.: 45-45-45-25-25-lbs., 119 (35-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20″)
    Amy S.: 15-15-15-15-15-lbs.
    Tyler P.: 95-105-105-105-105-lbs., 120 (65-lbs., 20″)
    Kyle F.: 155-165-175x-175-175-lbs., 102 (75-lbs.)
    Josh O.: 155-155-165-165-165-lbs., 88
    Neil A.: 165-175-175x-165x-x-lbs., 129
    Wayne C.: 135-145x-140-140x-x-lbs., 122
    Mike S.: 155-155-155-155-155-lbs., 169 (75-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20″)
    Ravi S.: 115-125-130-135-140x-lbs., 105 (75-lbs.)
    Daniel B.: 105-105-105-105-105-lbs., 92 (75-lbs.; sub: step-up, 24″)
    Caitlin F.: 100-105-105x-105-105x-lbs., 100
    Leota B.: 65-70x-65-70-70-lbs., 126 (55-lbs.; sub; step-up, 20″)
    Ryan B.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 124 (35-lbs.; sub; step-up, 20″)
    Sue R.: 50-50-50-50-50-lbs., 125 (25-lbs.; sub: step-up, 20″)
    Syed Q.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 112 (35-lbs., 20″)

    • tbferg | April 1, 2010 at 11:58 am

      Thanks for the push to 125 this morning, John & Mel. I thought I was done at 115.

    • train2live | April 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      I just want to set the record straight. I thought I had done way better today on the box jump wod than what I did on Sunday. Turns out I miscalculated the points for the reps completed in Sunday’s attempt. For some reason I thought each rep was worth 4 points instead of 3. Dividing by 3 makes my Sunday score a total of 112 reps as compared to today at 117. Well it is an improvement. I guess the amount of sleep I had or didnt have really made no difference at all.

      Dave O

  6. Tank | April 1, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Pork Update

    Ok, I’m going to put in a hold on a pig for May 1. There are two pigs available for that delivery slot, a 600lbs and a 300lbs. Based on who wanted in before, I think the 300lbs one will suffice, at least for now.

    The cost of this endeavor is a little more complicated than the cow. The cost to buy the pig is $2 a lb (no sales tax). The farmer will take the pig to the butcher shop free of charge if we use his butcher.

    The butcher charges $50 flat handling fee and then $.67 a lb (of the hanging weight, which is about 70% of the original weight) to cut up, vacuum seal, and freeze the meat. There is an additional charge of $1.50 /lb for sausage and $2 /lb for bacon if desired.

    For those that I haven’t completely lost with the math equation, who still wants in? I will more than likely end up driving down to Front Royal to pick up the meat, so I will need some time to plan that all out.

    For your reference here is the link to the farm:

    and the butcher:

    additionally, most of my research is from this site:

    Let me know your thoughts or comments.


    • train2live | April 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm


      I am still in.

      Dave O

    • tbferg | April 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      I’m still in as well.

    • Erez | April 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      I am in.

      • swimdra | April 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm

        I am in

    • jeremynurse | April 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Sean I’m in. Here are some calculations:

      300lb pig will yield approx 136lb of take home meat.
      With total pig cost of $600, meat will cost $6.80/lb for take home meat
      If 6 of us go in it will be $155 and 23lbs each.

      Sounds good!

  7. Jen M. | April 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Since the sign-up for the Marine Corps Marathon is next week (eek!), I have new running shoes on the brain… John, can we take a field trip to the shoe store for some John-approved running shoe purchasing? 🙂

    • coach | April 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      Yes, Jenny! It would give me great pleasure to stroll into a local running shop and drive the proprietor crazy with such objections as:

      “No, we’d really like to keep her ‘over-pronation.'” and,

      “She’ll probably wear these shoes for 3,000 miles.” and,

      “Do you have anything Runner’s World wouldn’t recommend?


      • Erez | April 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm

        I would love to join the field trip. Think it’s time to finally replace my decade-old pair of taekwondo shoes.

      • roselenaramirez1 | April 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

        That is what every man in earth should want to always do: go shopping shoes with a girl! Bravo!


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