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Congratulations to Allen E for placing 13th out of 172 competitors at the NYC Stars & Stripes Aquathon and Swim. Allen did this race with no other training other than CFSBK programming.

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Still Looking For A Few Good Runners

Team CFSBK is still looking for interested participants to be part of our Ragnar Relay Adirondacks team. If you're interested, check out the infomation below and contact AstaFivgas(AT)Gmail.com to get on the team.

What:
Ragnar is a 12 (or 6, for you masochistic runner extraordinaires) person all night relay race complete with costumes, decorated 15-passenger vans, and all the carb loading you can handle (okay, that's a personal preference).  Desire to run 6 miles, sit in a van for 4 hours, sleep for 1 hour and then do that 2x more with a van full of rowdy folk?  YES YOU SAY?  This is for you. 

When: Sept 28-29
Where: Adirondacks
Why:
You missed Cape Cod and all the fun/madness that ensued and you want you chance to run this amazing race or you ran Cape Cod and can't get enough (and also want that double medal!).

RAGNAR RELAY Adirondacks (New York) - from the site:

We have rerouted our former NY course to capture the beauty of upstate NY in the fall and the incredible terrain of the Adirondacks.  The new relay starts at the Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, skirts along the Hudson River, passes through the Lake George region, up the southern side of Lake Champlain and ends in Lake Placid, the home of two Winter Olympic Games.

This is going to be a beautiful course filled with some challenging (and some more moderate) running legs.  All levels of runners are invited to join!

Adirondacks Website
Course Map
Runner Legs

What is your favorite branch of science?
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How Our Sun Compares To The Largest Known Stars
Epigenetics Explained Nova
Neuroscience and Free Will
Mesmerizing Fluid Dynamics Video Gizmodo
Report: World's population is 17 million tons overweight msnbc

Reader Comments (23)

My favorite branch of science is anatomy.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJR

Chemistry! The central science, y'all.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Anthropology! Its tells us where we have been, but not where we're going. That's up to us!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Come run with me! I'm fun, promise.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterasta

8am sumo deadlifts with Coach Jess and Martha. Went the fitness route today because of some SI joint troubles I've been having. It was actually super fun and pretty darn hard to do 6 reps! 145#, felt great. Back is A-Ok so far...

Box jumps/burpees was BRUTAL. Brutal! Sucking wind the whole time.

Already excited for softball on Friday - we're gonna kill it again! SBK!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKH

Asta, I am thisclose to bagging out on the marathon this year and doing another Ragnar. I hate to say it but I may be getting too old for runs that are double-digit mile length.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Although debatable by many that it's a science, my choice would be Mathematics, followed closely by Physics and other sciences hyphenated with Physics.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan (almost) Rx'd

Pushes Stella

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan (almost) Rx'd

Physics: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics
Biology: evolutionary theory, developmental biology, molecular biology
Chemistry: I know most folks hated Orgo, but I loved organic chemistry

Geology is very cool - indeed, most earth sciences rock (like glaciology, for instance).

I dunno, this is a hard list to keep short. Science is very cool. Scientism isn't.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

whatever science Tom Cruise is practicing. ;)

....and chemistry since we use it a lot in building performance. Took a class on masonry (historic) and preservation techniques and it's used a lot in testing mortars/bricks/etc, very cool.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterasta

Astronomy for the hard sciences.

I majored and in Sociology and loved Anthro and psychology, but Astronomy has always tickled me-- that Sun/Star video was great! I recently looked at a web page chart with that info and it continually blows my mind: the sizes are just unfathomable.

Thanks for posting the Epigenetics video. Chris Kesser keeps mentioning it and I keep meaning to research what on earth it means. I guess I have a rudimentary understanding now.

June 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterRob Is

funkology - the science of gettn' down

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel Bermeo

I feel extremely grateful to live in an age where we know as much as we do about astronomy. While there's an incredible amount we don't know and possibly aren't even hardwired to even process, what we do know about our place in the universe is simultaneously humbling and glorifying. When I learn about the history of our universe, it's exciting to realize that I'm learning about the expanded history of myself. The telescope is a mirror!

June 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterDavid Osorio

6am with coach lady fox

pre wu
foam roll
droms
line drills

wu
3rnds
15 situps
10 ohs

SDL
worked up to 365
no gas today. might have been finn having a conversation at 1.26am. maybe.

WOD
Perform the following couplet On The Minute for 16 minutes
Odd minutes: 10 Box step ups 24"
Even Minutes: 10 Burpees

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMcGrath

I was a biology major before switching to design. Not as weird a transition as it may sound.
I loved genetics, developmental biology and embryology, and anatomy. Dissection anyone?
I think taxonomy is really cool, but I don't know much about it.
I liked physics in high school but mostly just optics - my math skills leave a lot to be desired so the other stuff was not as much fun.
I had a really hard time with Chemistry. Not my favorite at all.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorbett

Ecology. Botany. Taxonomy, yeah!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

6am with Jess.

Sunday's workout: Worked up to 215# on the clean and jerk. Not sure if I've ever done a heavy clean and jerk single before. Most certainly a PR. Felt a lot of good pop on the cleans, though my drop is still slow. Having trouble (fear?) getting underneath the jerk. Need more shoulder mobility work. While I managed to muscle up 215#. Jess said it looked more like a push press.

10:24 on the metcon at 155#. Second and third runs were so slow.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

worked up to 385x2 on box squat.

3 rounds of the NFT couplet.

Standard warmups are exhausting!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergabrus

Fox, graston therapy?

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDH3

Some people consider technology a science. It is an applied science IMO, and is one of my favorites.

Tuesday A/R - lots of lacrosse ball lovin. Unbelievable how much better my sumo deadlift felt after an hr of hip mobs and hammy love.

Pulled 345 for a double felt pretty good.

Partner Mary with Joe.
5 rounds. Assisted pistols and did one round of 3 HSPU.

That was a doozy. New goal of 5 unbroken pistols by end of year each leg. will work on this 3x per week.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDH3

forgot to give kudos to fox's SDL numbers...impressive, most impressive.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMcGrath

SDL: (65x5, 95x3, 115x2) 135x2, 145x1F (failed on the second rep - not sure how you note that) I've only hit two exposures, so I won't pass final judgment, but SDLs do not seem to agree with me. I think I should have done the fitness programming for these just to give myself some exposure/practice with the movement. Oh well!

WOD: squat thrusts and 20'' box jumps. LOVED THIS!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKMo

Made up SDL from yesterday. 305 x2 went up well but 315 wouldn't budge.
WOD 10 BJ and 10 burpee alternating on the minute for 16 minutes.
Had to scale the burpees to 8 in the 10 minute mark and then 6 for the next two rounds. Maintained ten box jumps on 30" box.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDmak

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