“Surfer on Acid”

CrossFit New England Benchmark WOD by Ben Bergeron

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  • 3 Rounds for Time
  • 400 meter Run
  • 21 Burpees

Strategy: Max sustainable pace is the fastest pace an athlete feel they could hold for all three rounds without slowing down while taking into account the added burpees. This movement can also be approached in a similar fashion to the runs. What is the fastest pace I can hold here without slowing down? Athletes can look at the time on the clock when they exit the gym after the first round to give them a target split to try and replicate for the following two. The second round will likely be the most difficult, so buckling down there both physically and mentally will be important.

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“Surfer on Acid” is one of CrossFit New England’s official benchmarks, first posted on their website June 29, 2011. Though CFNE names their daily WODs "for fun," this WOD is from a short list provided to us by CFNE’s Director of Operations, Eamon Coyne.

CrossFit New England is famous for being the training ground for multiple CrossFit Games champions, under the expert eye of head coach and owner, Ben Bergeron.
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