"We all experience many freakish and unexpected events- you have to be open to suffering a little."
Above: Coach Elyse accompanied by Coach John run part of the soft-sand course at Santa Monica Beach.
The first event of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games was announced yesterday! And another announcement has been made today for events two and five (see them here). In event one, games athletes will need to go through a ocean swim, soft-sand beach run, chest-to-bar pull-ups, "gamer" push-ups, air squats, and the same soft-sand beach run again. Sounds easy right? Not so much when you look at the numbers, it looks a lot like hero WOD "Murph" to me; see the details here. There is no confirmation whether or not this event will be streamed. Check CrossFit 808's facebook for any updates as well should live scoring become unavailable during this time.
In the teams event one they need to move 1700 pounds of sand in 15 sandbags down and back across a 100 yard field. But when you add 6 obstacles in the mix, this event looks absolutely daunting!
The masters event will be a great watch as well because they must complete a 21-15-9 of Overhead Squats and "gamer" push-ups with shuttle runs in between! A shout out goes to Mark Laakso of CrossFit Oahu who is also competing in the games. Mark too first place in the open for his master's division.
Just one day away before the competition and fun begins. We will see the best of the best at this sport of fitness throwdown in unbelievable, memorable, and exciting events!
Go Coach Elyse!
The Sissy Test:
The return of this nasty workout ladder! This time the couplet is between Pull-ups and Burpees. Many athletes weren't grateful that pull-ups were put into this mix while others would much rather have kettlebell swings back! Either way, this workout requires mental toughness!
1. No classes will be held on Friday, July 29 (tomorrow) and Saturday, July 30. Check the blog later for some WODs to do on these days if you really need to get your fix!
2. Non-CrossFit 808 members may start or resume their trial period on Wednesday, August 3rd.
Yesterday's WOD Board: