- Remdiner there is No Open Gym this Friday due to the Community Potluck
"I've been slacking off on running for the last couple of months for a host of reasons - coming off of training for the NYC Marathon-that-wasn't, starting a new job, it's been insanely freezing, blah blah blah: all of these are excuses. Really, CF has replaced running for me because I like CF so damn much. I had signed up for a 1/2 that I ran today, for which I was sorely undertrained. I went into it thinking that I'd take it easy and just do the best that I could, and that it would be an interesting little physiological experiment to see if CF-ing 3x a week without really running at all could prepare someone for a 1/2 marathon.
Call it asinine or call it crazy that I ran today - definitely more the former, though partially the latter - but not only did I finish with a PR, I didn't hit a wall, experience terrible pain, or even feel that fatigued throughout the whole race.
I entirely credit the strength that I've developed as a result of doing CF with helping me to finish the race. Also, during races, I get really corny and think about how fortunate I am to be able to put one foot in front of the other, and I was also thinking about how lucky I am to be a part of the awesome and totally kickass CFSBK community.
It's time for me to remove the ice from my knees, end my gushing and pass out, but for real, CFSBK - much love." -Court
Recommended Reading: "Feet First" by Bill Starr CrossFit Journal