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Monday June 25, 2012

Tough Mudder was awesome! Talk about a test of one’s physical and mental fortitude! Congrats to everyone from the gym who ran. It was so exciting for me to run into some of you while you were on the race. It was like running into my family! Real proud of you! I’m sorry I didn’t see all of you!

James. Clearing the first Berlin Walls.

Nick hopping the Walls.

John around mile 10 hauling logs up a hill, like a Boss!

Robbie (on the left) one of Rocky Point’s first members from back in the garage days! Dude on the right cleared the wall wrong and mashed his nuts.

If you would like to share your stories and pictures from the Mudder, please do! Stick them on our facebook page or send them to me. We want to hear them!

I arrived at the race at 6:30 AM. I was very impressed with the organization. Parking was a breeze. Registration was a breeze. Bag drop off was fast. There was a black bear monitoring the arrivals in my parking lot. They had ample volunteers and supervisors to keep it running smooth. This was not a timed event, so I noticed that when the 8AM heat was piling over the wall, no one was checking to see what heat they were in. There was no timing device. I was scheduled to go at 10:15, but decided to quickly change, dye my hair orange and get in on the 830AM. Great idea!

We started from a fairly high elevation, but the climbing kicked in around mile 3. We soon found ourselves in snow. I’d say we ran on snow for about 2 to 3 miles. Midway through the snow run, we were directed to a lake that was still frozen over. Luckily, the organizers had conveniently cut a hole in the ice so we could flounder through the 4 degree Celsius water and a slurry of slush for 30 feet. Emerging from this water left a dull ache in my knees and my testicles somewhere around my kidneys.

The obstacles were a hoot. I couldn’t wait to get to the next one to break up the monotony of running. Yeah. Weird. It occurred to me around mile 3, “Holy Shit. I need to run 10 miles!” But this is where being a CrossFitter kicks in. I honestly felt very little taxation on the cardio-vascular system during the run. I was overtaking people from the 8AM heat by the halfway point. (I don’t know for certain, but I believe I was the 2nd person to finish from the 830AM heat.) The run was very easy. Apart from the 400m runs that show up in our WODs I have done ZERO running training leading up to this event. CrossFit is awesome. Not only am I one of the owners of the company…I’m one of it’s clients!

At mile 9 I was starting to fatigue. No prob, I thought, only a mile to go. So I turned it up then rounded a bend and saw the trail leading up a mountain on the other side of the valley. “#@^* me”, I exclaimed to the person beside me, “This is a 12 mile course!”

“Grrawwfdzzz ooopppfff” he replied.

Around mile 11 I caught up to Aaron from our gym. Hugs and whoops of excitement were exchanged and we finished the race together. Very cool way to end the race,  with a brother from Rocky point CrossFit.

Folks, this was a blast and a great way to test the incredible work capacity you have been increasing at the gym. I don’t recommend that you run in next year’s Tough Mudder….it is mandatory that you run in it. You won’t regret it!!!! 🙂

I am looking forward to trading stories with you this week!

Let’s start training for the next event! Today’s Workout:

In honor of the Mudder, we got to run. And we need to kick in an all-encompassing movement. I love this one!

Fitness

3 rounds for time of:
400 m Run
15 Squat Cleans 15-45 lbs

Post total time.

Performance

5 rounds for time of:
400 m Run
15 Squat Cleans 65/45 lbs

or

3 Rounds for time of:

400m Run

15 Squat Cleans 95/65 lbs

Post total time.

RX

5 rounds for time of:
400 m Run
15 Squat Cleans 95/65 lbs

Post total time.

Have a great week! We look forward to hearing your stories from the weekend! Luv Ya!  Oh…by the way. I am organizing a white water rafting trip out of Chiliwack next Monday. More deets to come, but I need to know if you want to join by Wednesday to reserve the boats. I’ll get a sign-up sheet happening tomorrow.

 

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