Saturday, January 23, 2010

Community

I really love Saturdays.  I'm sure I'm not alone in that regard!  There are all the obvious reasons to love a good Saturday:  no work, sleeping in, getting to wear your favorite pair of jeans all day (I really miss working at home sometimes!)

For me, one of the great things about Saturdays is my morning workout with my friends at CrossFit Rochester.  I'm not sure exactly what it is about CrossFit that breeds such a great sense of community.  Perhaps it is the sense of shared experience, or shared accomplishment (or shared adversity - try "Murph" some day and you will know what I mean).  Or maybe it is just that CrossFit appeals to a certain "type" of person, and whatever that type of person is, when you put a bunch of them in a room together they just naturally seem to gel.  In any case, I really look forward to seeing the Saturday morning crew at CrossFit, struggling through a WOD together, then hitting the local Starbucks afterward with everyone to relax and hang out.  I've never been to another gym where there was such a great sense of community... It has made my Saturday mornings something to really look forward to all week.

Rowing was my second workout of the day and I did some more intervals: 5x400m with 4 minutes rest between sets (and a stray 500m row thrown in when I set the C2's monitor incorectly for 500m instead of 400m... ooops).   Results below.


Description
Total Meters
Time
Pace/500m
Warmup
1,023
4:49.4
2:21.3
500m
522
1:45.5
1:45.5
5x400m/4:00r
2,101
11:24.5
1:52.2
Cooldown
1,020
4:43.5
2:18.9
Total for Day
4,666

Meters to go
975,165

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