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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rest Day
(Did you really think you were going to miss this?)
"The only time LSD (long slow distance) is necessary is if your going to compete in a sport that requires it. It is far inferior to CrossFit-type metcon for producing an increase in VO2 max, it interferes with power and strength production, it can be quite catabolic and immune-suppressive in high doses, it destroys muscle mass, and the people that do it usually wear silly clothes."
-Mark Rippetoe
If you get a chance go to yesterday's comments and check out what Ryan had to say about Fran.


  1. Ryan, thank you! Nothing like a early morning laugh to start the day... freaking hi larious!

    Yesterday 10/8 (20min AMRAP) you know pull, then pull, then pull again!?!?=CTB 5 rounds.

    Today, rest. Tomorrow 5k. Friday, "FRAN"

  2. Good write up Ryan - that about sums it up for me as well. Out until Friday - I may attempt Fran then.

  3. Ryan you got me worried when you mentioned going heavy the day before (CFT - check!) and wearing skateboard shoes (check!) but I survived somehow today. At least the pain didn't last long!

  4. Nate, Chace, and Paul. Don't know if you saw this but neat article on crossfit from Crossfit Watertown.

    This is How We Change Things,
    by Lisbeth Darsh

    This is how we change things. A group of people in a parking lot on a Sunday morning.

    They could be home in their warm beds, sleeping, or (worse) eating sugary cereal and watching television. Instead, they’re in a wet parking lot on an autumn morning at a CrossFit Level 1 Certification, learning to teach the CrossFit Method.

    They could be at a regular gym, inside, on the treadmill, walking to nowhere, hating what they are doing, mind-numbing themselves to their very existence in this life. Sleep-walking every day. Listening to the droning voices that say, “That’s dangerous” or “Squatting below parallel is bad for you” or “Deadlifts will hurt your back” or “Don’t drop the weights.”

    Be quiet. Be a good girl. Stay in line. Don’t rock the boat.

    Well, f*** that.

    Welcome to CrossFit. The revolution has begun.

    We won’t believe the hype. We won’t listen to the money-making lies in the diet and exercise industry that have resulted in Americans being fatter and more out of shape than ever before. We won’t fool ourselves into thinking that fitness can come without effort, without sweat, without some kind of pain. We refuse to believe that you should eat 6-11 servings of grains every day. We don’t want to end up in nursing homes, weak and tired. We want to be strong to the end — and now’s the time to build that body and that mindset. Whatever your age, it’s not too late.

    Toss the Food Pyramid into the garbage, along with your processed foods and your Big Mac crap and the rest of the junk that is killing you. Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma, shop at your local farm stand, eat something that was grown, not made. And then get your a** moving. Lift heavy things. Chase each other. Chase excellence. And see what happens to your body, your mind, your spirit.

    If the changes aren’t good, then don’t keep CrossFitting. Go back to your old ways. But, if CrossFit makes your life better in any single way, then abandon bull**** and embrace CrossFit. There are thousands of people around the globe making the same choice today. They’ve left a non-existence behind and decided to really be in the game of life. You could do the same.

    A lot of people know the Woody Guthrie song “This Land is Your Land.” What they often don’t know is this verse:

    As I went walking I saw a sign there
    And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.”
    But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
    That side was made for you and me.

    See that sign in the photo above? Guess what? On the other side, it don’t say nothing. That side was made for you and me.

    (Text by Lisbeth Darsh/www.crossfitwatertown.com.)

  5. wow, jared, that was an awesome article. i got goosebumps and super excited. crossfit is great! on top of all those things in the article, for me, it brings people together. instead of walking on a treadmill next to someone with your earphones in, you are engaging, relating, sharing, and suffereing with one another, it starts in a physical relm but transcends to relational, and often time spiritual place. to share that with others is a gift!

  6. Nice article Jared. How did it feel coming back after 1.5 weeks? I'm on a week break - Chace told me to take one after Fran killed me on sunday. I'll be back over the weekend.