Monday, June 25, 2012

Crossfit Rochester Games

The 3rd annual Crossfit Rochester Games were a blast, as usual.  Since the gym is in a new location [from last summer], we were able to have the entire event outside.  Luckily, the weather was gorgeous!  Next year, we're hoping to have some Rochester-area athletes qualify for the actual Crossfit Games in California.  (The CFR games are usually a fundraiser, but no one from this area qualified for the Games this year.)  Another hope that I have for next year is that more women enter the Rx division!  With at least as many women as men (at our gym, anyway) there's no reason that there should be four times as many men entered in the Rx class than women.  Don't be scurred to step up in divisions, ladies!!  It feels good to go heavy, even if you finish farther down the results list!

Ted Gough took some amazing pictures, as usual, and I've shared some below.

Knocking out some ground-to-overheads, with Erin in the background changing out her weights
The first workout was an AMRAP of 10 ground-to-overhead with weight increasing each round, 10 chest-to-bar pull-ups, and a trail sprint that took somewhere around 60-90 seconds. Here I am coming off the trail run and heading to the pull-ups
Chest-to-bar pull-ups are my favorite!
Matt used the third heat to his advantage and won this workout by 1 rep
Women's podium.  First place went to Sheila, followed by Michelle, Ashley, and me
Proof that Matt does smile

Monday, June 11, 2012

Madrid Regatta 2012

The marathon canoe races in Madrid, NY the second week of June are my second-favorite races of the year.  Most racers camp out on the riverbank so when they are not racing, they can eat, drink, and be merry!  Weather this year was great.  I raced c1 pro on Saturday (my first c1 pro race!)  I was DFL (dead &#$@ing last), and Holly and I were the only women in the race.  But I'm glad I did it, because I really think more women should race pro.  There's no reason for it to be such a male-centric class.
Start of the amateur c2 race (13 miles).  Adrienne and I are in the middle. I'm in green, she's in black.
Adrienne and me, paddling out of the portage to finish the upper loop of the race.  Thanks to Danielle for the pictures!

Me during the 9-mile c1 race, I think just after the portage

Paddling to the finish line.  (Big thank you to Rebecca Gilfus for taking these c1 shots!)