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Warriors, Come Out And Play

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A silence falls over the car as it leaves Chicago’s South Loop, on its way to Somewhere Illinois. It’s 5:30 on a Saturday morning. Let’s just say this isn’t our typical hang out time. Finally one of the four of us says it: “I’m…

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CrossFit Regionals Hit Chicago

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I get a text this morning that my friends were headed down to Navy Pier to catch the final day of the CrossFit Regionals. I’d spent hours the night before watching Events 1 – 5, but for some reason it didn’t occur to me…

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Meeting Murph

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So Murph is one of those infamous Hero WODs. For good reason. Here’s what you’re doing for time:   1 mile Run 100 Pull-ups 200 Push-ups 300 Squats 1 mile Run   And if you’re crazy tough, you do all of this wearing a…

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Newbie PRs, Kinda Awesome

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In the last year and a half I’ve averaged 3 visits to the box a week, with the odd 4 banger thrown in. Ever since I added CrossFit to the rowing and bootcamp mix, the weeks rapidly turned into 5 bangers. I even found…

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Long Pieces = Mental Workout

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2Ks have a certain reputation in the rowing scene. They’re long, mean and sneaky. You start with fresh legs thinking, HA HA I AM CRUSHING THIS I AM THE BEST ROWER THAT’S EVER ROWED EVER! Horrible Realization #1 hits at the 250M mark. The…

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Run Log: Distance PR

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I’m a pretty casual runner. I like to go about twice a week, usually on the weekends. I aim for 3.11 and by the final .11 I’ve had quite enough, thank you. Today I wanted to up the distance enough to break my previous…

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