The Original Thang
The ER is a timed AMRAP that is run with weights, unless you choose to run “naked,” meaning without weights. The course starts at the corner of 3rd Av and Center St, just below Frye Hospital. The pax runs up the hill on Center St to the stop light at 5th Av. There the pax does 20 merkins and 20 crunches. Then it’s down the hill and into the first stairwell in the parking garage. Run up the stairs to the top deck and do 20 merkins, run back down the stairs and do 20 crunches at the bottom. Hop up and run through the parking garage to the other stair well. Run to the top for 20 merkins and back down for 20 crunches. Run back to the corner of 3rd Av and Center St where it all began. That’s one lap. On each subsequent lap take off one merkin and one crunch. The object is to see how many laps can be completed, with weights, in 45 minutes.