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F3 Arrives in Greece

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Pretty sure this is the first F3 workout that has taken place in Athens, Greece but I might be mistaken on that.

1 LIFO (Fudd) and 4 FNG’s posted to the site of the first modern Olympic games in Athens, Greece.  This is where the first marathon was run way back when people were still wearing Toga’s (shout out to the mayor of Grumpsville).  For those of you that don’t know your ancient Greek history, the first marathon took place after the battle of……bet you can’t guess……. Marathon!…… that took place 26.2 miles northeast in 490 BC.  One badass warrior named Pheidippides fought a full pitched battle and sent some Ottomans to their 72 virgins, and then ran 26.2 miles to tell the Athenians that they won the battle and to man up, grap some sack, and go down to the Aegean with their short swords in case the Ottomans decided they wanted round 2 as they sailed down the coast.  So he arrived, said “We won”, and dropped dead.  Badass…….

So here’s how it went down….The Thang:

Mosey from the Electra Palace hotel to the Olympic track (Panathenaic stadium) which was the site of the first modern Olympic games (built in 1896 or something like that).  About 1/2 a mile.

COP

SSH x 20

Merkins x 15

LBC’s x 20

Mosey to the side of the track for stair runs up and down.  When you get to the bottom, do 10 Merkins and then run back up the next set and back down….10 more merkins……all the way to the end.

Mosey to the statues of Homer and Plato (other end of the picture).  Split into one team of 2 and one team of 3.  One dude (or set of dudes) does the people’s chair against the base of the statue, while the other does a bolt to the middle of the stadium (about 100 yards) and back.  Once the runner reaches the middle of the stadium, the guy doing the people’s chair switches to burpees until the runner makes it back to the statues.  Repeat 3 times.

9 Minutes of Mary on the infield:

Flutter Kicks x 20

Rosalitas x 20

WWII situps x 30

Ring of Fire x 3…..each dude does 10 merkins while the others hold the plank.  Go around the circle 3 times with no rest.

And yes…..I sang Johnny Cash.  There were tourists taking pictures at that point

Superman’s x 2…..and yes, I sang the song……”Believe it or not, I’m walking on air……”   The tourists were giving each other strange looks……

Mosey to the tunnel entrance (where all of the athletes entered the stadium dung the opening ceremony of the games).  Bolt up the tunnel to the top, then back down and out for one lap around the stadium (400 meters) as fast as we could go.

Mosey to the podium for the attached picture, numberama, namerama, and a quick prayer before we ran the 1/2 mile back to the hotel as fast a we could go because Fudd was late for a dinner reservation with his wife. 😉

 

These guys were all runners and 2 of them smoked me on the lap run.  I know you RVA guys will be shocked by that, but as a disclaimer, I did have about 9 doubles of Glenlivet last night and smoked about half a pack of American Spirits.  Definitely wasn’t at 100%.  All of these dudes are good guys and said they plan on joining us for beat downs once we are back in RVA.

 

Hope you guys in the states are having fun, cause I sure as hell am.  😉

 

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  1. Fudd you are a bad ass! Just don’t drop dead! You sure do blame your performance recently on your previous nights choice of beverage and smokes. There are groups for that! Have fun and look forward to seeing you in the gloom!

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