Friday, June 29, 2007

Thurs Murph

1 Mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile run


I came a bit late and did a very short warm up because everyone was already started..... I was having the toughest time catching my breath.. but I forced on.... I was able to push pretty hard because I knew that I had Friday off work.... so it could be one of my "recovery" days

my lungs are the most sore of anything from murph... I'm always surprised by whats sore from certain workouts... its almost never what I think it going to be.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Day before performance

Day before performance is a large part of on the day performance. Typical things such as carb loading and adequate rest are parts of even the easiest routines....
A proper day "in the Zone" (diet) and rest will pay itself back... adding some salt to your diet to help water retention, and as well drinking your fluids early and often will allow you to start the competition will a full gas tank rather than 3/4 full....
mental readiness with our basic goals will also play on performance
Good luck!

Monday, June 25, 2007

cashews are cheaper when you call them soy nuts

As the week runs down I occasionally have to go to the store to get a few fresh things that I go through faster than others. I go to the cash and the nice girl rings the cashews as Soy nuts I didn't notice while paying, but after because I'm tracking costs of my zoning. (6.99 cashews vs 2.99 soy nuts)
This happens to me every once in a while, girls will gift me things when they work at a cash. Sometimes in the form of discount with a wink, and sometimes in the miss charging of items... Now I could be skeptical and say it was just an error, but the way that we eye F****d and the way she molested my hand as she returned the cash says discount....

Comments? stories.... I would love to do some form of an experiment, but we could never get decisive information.. (it reminds me of the honking during long runs from when me and Chris were training for the death march...)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Preparing for Murph

Murph is coming up this week and all the usual personal maintenance item need to be taken care of for performance. When planning to compete in an event, I think the best approach is to look at each part of the event separately and think about what possible equipment failures are going to be, and then possible human failures. Since the equipment wont fail, we move to Human failure for Murph.....
The way I see it, Many people will have soft hands, it will be hot and hands will sweat..... Calluses need to be cleaned before Murph...
The major thing to remember is that the skin underneath the callus is just as hard as the skin on top... when you level them off you are just streamlining them and giving yourself less chance of pinching and ripping them.... the bigger they are the harder they rip.... Some of us have experienced a rip, and it sucks (I will bring my second skin, to remind people that preventative care its 100 times better!, because Second Skin burns like crazy)
re chalking and even some preventative taping will do wonders!.... But I swear to you get onto beastskills and see the callus removal thing he has listed... if you don't like the butter knife, I bought this mini cheese grater thing(pommel stones are great too) in shoppers and it's awesome (I highly recommend it... I usually give my hands a blast about once every week or 2 after a shower, and that seems to be fine) I've only had 2 rips since beginning crossfit, 1 during the cert fooling around on the pull up bar showing off with no chalk, and the second doing dynamic moves on the rings for the first time, the skin on my wrist was just too soft to take it... both sucked and both took a while to heal!

More prep talk as we approach Murph!
questions/comments more than welcome as usual!