WODS for Week of 4.15.18

New Cycle Starting Soon!

We just completed a twelve week cycle with some ups and downs in our weather.  The CFE coaches and athletes endured and we still did some awesome things.  This week the bridge makes a comeback for a change of pace.  We also have a challenging HERO WOD this week.

Our new cycle will be starting on April 23rd.  Please come join us every Monday and Thursday night at 5:30 pm. We are hoping to have better weather so we can get outside.

WODS for the Week of 4.15.18

Short Interval Monday 5:30 pm

Run Up, Run Down, Rest, Repeat

Workout Description

We will be conducting bridge runs.  You will run over and back with :10 second rest between runs, except for the Max Effort Runs which you will have a one minute rest period.  On the MAX EFFORT runs you will run over the bridge, Rest 1:00, then run back to start line.

4 Bridge Runs (Rest :10 seconds after each run)

Rest 1:00

4 Bridge Runs (Rest :10 seconds after each run)

Rest 1:00

4 Bridge Runs (Rest :10 seconds after each run)

Rest 1:00

4 Bridge Runs (Rest :10 seconds after each run)

Rest 2:00 minute

1 Max Effort Bridge Run

Rest 1:00

1 Max Effort Bridge Run.

Done!

Workout Details

You will complete the following bridge runs and at the end you will attempt two MAX Effort Bridge sprints to end the workout.

Your Pace

Try to maintain a fast and aggressive pace on each bridge run and maintain your times within 3-5 seconds of each other.

Methodology

Speed Endurance

Your Score

Total Time.

Long Interval “HERO WOD” Thursday 5:30 pm

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Mark T. Smykowski, 23, of Mentor, Ohio, assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on June 6, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He is survived by his mother Diana Ross, father Bert, and brothers Darren and Kenny, both Marines.

 

 

 

 

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WODS for the Week 4.08.18

Empowering the People Around You.

The coaches want to shout out to the people who truly make our endurance classes the best.  We often use different avenues of motivation, leadership and mentorship.  We recently came across a passage from the Tony Dungy book “The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge.”  In particular we came across a daily challenge in regards to leadership.  To quote the challenge, “…Instead leadership…is all about serving others…It’s about helping them become better at whatever we are leading them in and helping them ultimately fulfill their potential in whatever setting they find themselves…”  As a overall philosophy, the coaches want to give kudos to those around us.  We want to help you become the best athlete or even person you can be.  What is your example of leadership?  Our coaches will say, “…I came to serve and not be served.”

Weather Issues Continue

The weather has been crazy this spring.  We will continue to monitor the weather each week and try to get outside, but always be prepared for our alternate WODS.  Thanks for the continued attendance to our classes. It is much appreciated.

Workouts of the Week 4.08.18

Short Interval 5:30 pm-4.9.18

400M Time Trial

This will be an all out effort by each athlete.  Rest and Recover.

Then,

“All Smiles” (E. Koch)

Workout Description

3x
400m
Rest 2:00 between each effort

4x
300m
Rest 1:30 between each effort

5x
200m
Rest 1:00 between each effort

Workout Details

After  performing a 15-20 min warm-up involving mobility, dynamics, drills and 2-3 acceleration sprints begin the workout. Run 400 meters x 3, resting 2:00 between each effort. After resting 2:00 after your 2nd 400, run 300m resting 1:30 between each effort for a total of 4 rounds. After resting 1:30 after your 3rd 300, run 5x200m resting 1:00 between each effort. See pacing instructions below. Focus on consistent effort for all intervals.

Your Pace

400m @ Mile PR Pace
300m @ Mile PR Pace
200m @Mile PR Pace

Your Score

This workout will be for total time.

Methodlogy

Lactate Threshold

Total Distance

3400 Meters=2.113 Miles

Thursday Long Interval 5:30 pm-4.12.18

Mile Time Trial

This will be an all out effort by each athlete.  Rest and Recover.

Then,

Each athlete will do a recovery jog/walk mile and some mobility and stretching back in the gym. The coaches will also sit down and record the athletes mile times into WODIFY.

 

WODS for the Week of 4.01.2018

Bring your Dog to Endurance Day!

This week only all the coaches welcome you to bring your dog to class this week.  What better time to bring your favorite four legged friend and have them join you.

(If you can read this then you know that not only is it Easter, but its April Fools Day also!)

Also Happy Easter to all of our CFE peeps.

CFE Coaches take on the Resurrection 10K.

Kudos to Coach Jenn C and Allison taking on the Resurrection 10k.  Good Job Gals and way to represent CFE.

Crossfit Games Open Master’s Qualifiers

Congrats to Melissa Wistrom and Shawn Freeman for qualifying for the Online Master’s Qualifier after the Crossfit Open.  Good Luck to the upcoming online qualifier. They each finished in the Top 200 in there respective age categories.  Shawn in the 45-49 and Melissa in the 40-44. Shawn is sitting in 87th in the world and Melissa is sitting 14th in the World.  Great Job.

Coaches Corner Article

What is Pose Running and Why Do We Teach It?

By Kristy Taylor

 

At CrossFit Endurance Springfield, we teach the “Pose” running method.  The Pose Method looks at running as a technical skill of movement and believes it should be taught like one with its own theory, rules, practice exercises and more.  Aerobic conditioning can only take you so far, while an efficient movement is necessary to achieve maximal speed and distance.  Pose breaks running down into three simple parts: the running pose, the fall, and the pull.

Pose –> Fall –> Pull. 

Even simpler, all you have to do to run is to change support from one leg to the other by pulling the support foot from the ground.  It sounds quite simple, but it takes a lot of practice to retrain your muscle memory to learn the movement, and to unlearn old habits of poor running form this is why we perform the drills we do on a consistent basis in class.

The four forces acting upon the body in movement are gravity, muscle elasticity, ground reaction and muscle contractions. When unbalanced these forces drive the body forward. A runner must create a constant state of unbalance to allow gravity to drive the body forward.  Running comes down to the ability of the runner to interact with gravity throughout the gait cycle and use gravity to move forward.  To break balance and fall forward the weight of the body must be on the ball of the foot (BOF) exactly like in barefoot running.  Landing on the toes or the heel is not as efficient as a BOF landing and sets runners up for a host of injury.

While it may be difficult to master, getting started running in the Pose technique is quite simple.  Your main goal, besides Pose–>Fall–>Pull, is to get your own body out of its way, and let gravity do all the work.  Here is a list of errors that occur from either trying too hard or from incorrect form.  And remember, pain is the body’s reminder that you’re doing something wrong, so don’t ignore what your feet and joints are telling you.

Common Running Errors and How to Correct Them:

• Landing with the heel first – land on the ball of your foot (BOF).

• Heel strike with a straight leg – recipe for hurt knee and joints.

• Landing ahead of the body, aka over-striding – keep your general center of mass (GCM) in line with your BOF.

• Using quad muscles instead of the hamstrings (push off), and pulling the swing thigh and knee forward and up – pull the leg up with your hamstrings.

• Landing on the toes with the body behind landing/foot – land on your BOF in line with your GCM.

• Landing with stiff ankles/leg – relax the ankles and let them absorb the impact.

• “Active landing” – don’t place your foot on the ground, let it fall naturally with gravity

• Overall muscle tension – remember to stay loose, not rigid, even in your neck, back, and shoulders.

• Active push/toe off, straightening the leg to propel the body forward – there is no need to push off and strain the calf muscle, just fall forward and let gravity do the work.

• Holding the rear leg behind after leaving the support – allow the foot to drop back to the ground.

• Leaning the trunk sideways or forward – lean from the ankles, not your waist, unless you want lower back pain.

• Keeping the shoulders up and stiff – just relax!

• Arms pumping – keep elbows relaxed and back, with the thumbs alongside your ribs.

To stand in the Pose position:

First, stand in a springy S-shaped pose with bent knees and heels slightly off the ground.  Then, using your hamstring, pull one foot off the ground, ankle in line with the knee, maintaining balance.  This the Pose position, or “figure-4” the position you should always strive to be in when running.  Now, from the ankle and hips, lean forward, breaking the delicate balance.  Allow your raised foot to fall down with gravity’s help, landing on the ball of the foot, while simultaneously pulling your other foot off the ground with your hamstring.  The loss of balance and gravity’s assistance moved you forward, with very little muscle interference.

You’ve just taken your first step in running in the Pose method!  Congrats!

The Coaches as CF Endurance Springfield believe that running is a skill that must be practiced and perfected. We believe in the principles of Pose running technique and work with runners of all ability levels to improve their running form and efficiency. I highly recommend checking out the book, articles and discussions on Posetech.com for more information.  I also highly suggest attending CrossFit Endurance with a certified coach to ensure you’re properly running using the Pose method.

All information was taken from the “Pose Method of Running” book or a clinic manual, both written by Dr. Nicholas Romanov.

Bitmoji Moment of the Week!

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WODS for the WEEK of 4.01.18

Short Interval 5:30 pm Monday

“Fire Sale” (Hinshaw)

Workout Description

3x
300m @ fast pace
100m walk (in sub 1:00)
250m @ faster pace
150m walk (in sub :90sec)
200m fastest pace
200m walk (in sub 2:00)
rest 1:00

Workout Details

Run 300m at a fast pace (see pacing instructions below). Immediately slow into a 100m recovery walk that needs to be completed in less than 1:00. Run 250m at an even faster pace than you ran the 300m, walk 150m at a brisk recovery pace in less than 1:30, run 200m at your fastest pace and walk 200m in less than 2:00. Rest 1:00 (full rest). Repeat in the same way for rounds 2 and 3. Focus your attention on a brisk and active recovery walk between sprint efforts and matching your sprint times or getting faster with each round.

Your Pace

300m pace = Mile PR Pace
250m pace = Calculate your Mile PR pace and go 1-2 seconds below this pace.
200m pace = Calculate your Mile PR pace and look to go 3-5 seconds below this pace.
This workout is a “fast, faster fastest” workout. I have given you specific paces to aim for and to help you with some of the math. If you are faster than the paces I have written that is fine but the goal is to increase your speed with each interval. Also note the time constraint on your walking rests.

Your Score

What were your 300, 250 and 200m times for each round? On average what were your walk times? You will score three separate rounds.

Methodology

V02 Max

Total Distance

3600 Meters = 2.237 Miles

Alternate WOD (Indoor based on weather)

Warm Up: Stretching and the following warm up:

Two Rounds Warm Up:

10 Cals Ski Erg

5 Squats, 5 Thrusters, 5 Push Press

Ski Erg and Dumbbell Workout

21-15-9

Ski Erg

Dumbbell Squats (40/25)

21-15-9

Ski Erg

Dumbbell Push Press (40/25)

21-15-9

Ski Erg

Dumbbell Thrusters (40/25)

 

Long Interval 5:30 pm Thursday

“FACUNDO” (Hinshaw)

Workout Description

2x800m @ Moderate Pace w/1 min rest,

1x1600m @ easy pace (no looking at watch until finished)

Rest 1 Minute,

4x400m @ Mile PR pace to Moderate Pace w/:45 second rest,

1x800m at easy pace (no looking at watch until finished)

Rest :45 seconds,

6×200 m at Mile PR pace to moderate pace w/:30 second rest,

1x400m in 2 minutes (no looking at watch until finished)

Rest :30 seconds,

8x100m Mile PR pacd to moderate pace w/:15 second rest

1×200 at easy pace (no looking at watch until finished)

DONE!

Workout Details

Short 10 minute stretch and warm up. The easy pace intervals are the focus of the workout.

Your Pace

The easy pace should feel comfortable and easy to maintain.  The easy pace picked prior to starting the workout and must be the same for the 1600m, 800m, 400m, and 200m easy intervals.  The moderate to Mile PR paces should fall in between each interval.  Focus on hitting anywhere from your Mile PR pace to 5 to 10 seconds slower on these intervals.

Your Score

The workout is for total time.

Methodology

Aerobic Threshold

Total Meters

8200 Meters = 5.09 miles

 

 

 

 

WODS for the Week of 3.25.2018

Shout Out to  CFS Community!

This is our community and Crossfit Springfield Endurance is proud to be part of this huge family.  Big turnout at the Crossfit BBQ this past Saturday to celebrate the conclusion of the Crossfit Games Open.

Random Dog Meme

WODS for the Week of 3.25.2018

The site is a little abbreviated this week but still good content.

Short Interval Monday 5:30 pm

Trojan Horse (Koch)

Workout Description

Part 1:
2x
10x (100 m sprint then 1:00 walk)
Rest 5:00 btwn rounds
Part 2. 1x 400m Max effort

Workout Details

After performing a long warm-up of at least 20+ minutes with jogging, mobility, dynamics, drill work and accleration sprints, begin the workout.
Part 1: Run 100m at a near ME pace ( see pacing instructions below) then walk for 1:00. Repeat for a total of 10 rounds. Rest 5:00 and then repeat again for a second round. After you have completed your second round of 10×100, rest 5:00 and run 1x400m at a ME pace.

Your Pace

This is a very high intensity sprint workout. Aim to run each of your 100m sprints and 400m sprint at or near a pace of your Mile PR Pace or below.

Your Score

What was your average 100m sprint time? You will score each 100m sprint. There will be three separate scores. You will record total time it takes to complete the 10×100 sprints x2.

You will also score your 400m Max Effort time.

Methodology

Speed Endurance

Total Distance

2400 Meters = 1.491 miles

Alternate WOD (Weather Permitting)

Buy In: 60 Double Unders (Scale with Singles)

Follow Rep Scheme (Perform 12 Alternate DB Snatches then 12 Cals on Rower; then 16, 20, 24, 20,16,12)

12-16-20-24-20-16-12

Alternate Dumbell Snatch 50/35

Calories on the Rower

Buy Out: 60 Double Unders (Scale with Singles)

Score it Total Time.

Long Interval Thursday 5:30 pm

Tuck and Roll (Hinshaw)

Workout Description

4X500 w/:40 second rest between intervals.

5 Minute Rest that includes a 300 m Easy walk/jog.

4X300 w/:40 second rest between intervals.

5 Minute Rest that includes a 300 m Easy walk/jog.

4×400 w/:40 second rest between intervals.

5 Minute Rest that includes a 300 m Easy walk/jog.

4×200 w/:40 second rest between intervals.

Workout Details

After performing 10 – 15 minutes of stretching and warming up, begin the workout.

Your Pace

200m Intervals=Mile PR Pace

300m Intervals=Mile PR Pace+:03 seconds slower

400m Intervals=Mile PR Pace+:04 seconds slower

500 m Intervals=Mile PR Pace+:05 seconds slower

Your Score

You will have four separate scores. You will score the 4x intervals for time on each varying distance.

Methodology

Lactate Threshold

Total Distance

5600 meters = 3.48 miles

Alternate WOD

30 Minutes (10 Rounds)

Every 3 Minute Increment:

12/9 Calories Assault Bike

15/12 Box Overs (Guys ’24/Gals ’20)

Record times in each round. Try to maintain same interval time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WODS for Week of 3.18.2018

“We Are Family”

You know just going to Nash Vegas and running a little bit. The residential Muller family, one of the fittest families this side of the Mississippi, participated in 10k and Half Marathon race for St. Patty Day.  Congrats to Coach Allison and her brother Stephen for taking on the 10K and sister, Sarah completing the Half Marathon. Awesome job Muller’s.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The Shamrock  Race shenanigans with some of our stellar CFE athletes, Sandy, Laura and Summer. Hope you had fun gals.

Jenn C. Corner Poetry Moment

I once ate Green Eggs and Ham

It immediately turned into Spam.

So unless you don’t want Spam.

Don’t eat Green Eggs and Ham.

WODS for the Week of 3.18.2018

Monday Short Interval 5:30 pm

“Trojan Horse” (E. Koch)

Workout Description

Part 1:
2x
10x (100 m sprint then 1:00 walk)
Rest 5:00 btwn rounds
Part 2. 1x 400m Max effort

Workout Details

After performing a long warm-up of at least 20+ minutes with jogging, mobility, dynamics, drill work and accleration sprints, begin the workout.
Part 1: Run 100m at a near ME pace ( see pacing instructions below) then walk for 1:00. Repeat for a total of 10 rounds. Rest 5:00 and then repeat again for a second round. After you have completed your second round of 10×100, rest 5:00 and run 1x400m at a ME pace.

Your Pace

This is a very high intensity sprint workout. Aim to run each of your 100m sprints and 400m sprint at or near a pace of your Mile PR Pace or below.

Your Score

What was your average 100m sprint time? You will score each 100m sprint. There will be 10 separate scores.

You will also score your 400m Max Effort time.

Methodology

Speed Endurance

Total Distance

2400 Meters = 1.491 miles

HERO WOD Thursday 5:30 pm

“Gallant”

 

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Taylor Gallant, 22, of Winchester, Kentucky, assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, based in Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, died on January 26, 2012, while conducting diving operations off the North Carolina coast in the Atlantic Ocean. He is survived by his son Ethan, brother Kyle, mother Elizabeth, and father Joseph.

Alternate Wod (Weather Permitting)

Assault Bike:

Bike 100 Calories for time.

Rest and recover, 3 minutes.

75 Air Squats.

Rest and recover, 2 minutes.

50 Hand Release Push Ups.

Rest and Recover, 1 minutes

25 Burpees.

Done.

 

Crossfit Springfield Endurance WODS for the Week of 3.11.2018

The Journey……………….

What is your definition of greatness?  Do you believe in your ideas?  Do you work hard to achieve your goals? Have you done something lately to be proud of?  These are many questions we deal with daily and often we have no answers or struggle to find answers.  Keep this in mind when you are going to tackle your ideas or goals. “If they truly serve to better you…run toward, not away, from the things that scare you.” Thanks Jenn C. for your words of wisdom this week.

Happy Birthday Shout Out!

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Koch.  Our CFE community hopes you have a blessed birthday.

Random Bitmoji Fact from your Coaches

The world record for a mile by a race horse is 1:32.1. Hay! That’s fast.

WODS for the Week of 3.11.2018.

This is the time of the year we start seeing increases in our class size and more daylight. Looking forward to serving and helping you achieve your running goals. Also take a look at our WODS for the week. Also a reminder to meet back in the southwest corner of the gym prior to class by our CFE Board. Thanks.

Monday Short Interval 5:30 pm

“Fifty Fifty” (Chris Hinshaw)

Workout Description

5x (Rounds)

50m easy
50m sprint
50m easy
50m sprint
50m easy
50m sprint
50m easy
50m sprint

no rest between reps
3:00 rest between sets

Workout Details

After performing a 15-20 min warm-up involving mobility, dynamics, drills and acceleration sprints begin the workout with 50m at an easy recovery pace. Then very quickly and very aggressively accelerate into a 50m sprint. Continue alternating between 50m very slow and 50m very fast for a total of 4 reps. Rest 3:00 between each set.

Your Pace

This workout has 2 paces: very slow and very fast. Your 50m easy runs are to be done at a recovery pace, no walking! Your 50m sprint intervals are to be done very very fast. Take note of your average time during your 50m sprints but do not be too concerned with timing each interval. Focus on very quickly accelerating into your 50m sprints.

Your Score

Use your watch to time each round and take note of your 50m sprint intervals if you can but I don’t want you focusing on messing with your watch too much. Focus on putting forward a really aggressive sprint effort. What was your time for each round?

Methodology

Speed Endurance/VO2 Max

Total Meters

2000 Meters = 1.243 Miles

Long Interval Thursday 5:30

“HOMEWORK” (Chris Hinshaw)

Workout Description

1x1000m jog, 1 min rest
2x 500m, 1 min rest between each effort

1x800m jog, 1min rest
2x400m, 1 min rest between each effort

1x600m jog, 1 min rest
2x300m, 1 min rest between each effort

1x400m jog, 1 min rest
2x200m, 1 min rest between each effort

Workout Details

Warm-up as needed. The workout begins with a 1000m jog at a conversational pace rest 1 min and then perform 2x500m with 1 min rest between each effort. Continue the workout as written above in this fashion. The 1000, 800, 600 and 400m runs are all to be done at a conversational but consistent pace. The other intervals are paced at your 1 mile PR pace. See pacing instructions below for specific paces.

Your Pace

2x 500m @ Mile PR Pace
2x 400m @ Mile PR Pace
2x 300m @ Mile PR Pace
2x200m @ Mile PR Pace

Don’t forget to do your HOMEWORK. HA. Get it. That’s the name of the WOD.

Your Score

What were your 500, 400, 300 and 200m interval times? Your score will be your 2x Intervals at the prescribed meters.  You will have 8 separate timed intervals.

Methodology

Lactate Threshold

Total Meters

5600 meters= 3.48 miles

 

 

WODS for Week of 3.4.2018: Rest and Recovery/Wodify Pulse/WODS for the Week

Double Dipping!

We always have athletes who want to join our awesome crew but sometimes we see these athletes joining us after they have just completed a WOD or looking to do the WOD after CFE Class. Please take a look at this great article from OG Elizabeth Koch in regards to REST and RECOVERY.  If you don’t rest you will end up looking like Tom Ley below.  Check it out below:

Rest and Recovery!

By Elizabeth Koch

So, a common question that has come up recently with the start of our endurance group is how to add CFE into your current workout schedule. “So do I do the WOD first, then do endurance group? Should I skip the WOD and just run? Should I run and then do the WOD?”….. You get the point! Before I break it down, allow me to make one point, if I may, as I climb up on my soapbox…QUALITY OVER QUANTITY, LESS IS MORE!!!! I believe strongly in these principles in almost everything that I do, especially when it comes to fitness and nutrition! Keep it smart and simple!

If you follow the Crossfit Endurance page at all, and have read their FAQ section or the About Us section of our blog, you will notice that we suggest you perform your endurance workouts 3+ hours before or after you do your regular CF WOD or let it be your only workout. As in anything you do though you need to approach this rule considering who you are and what your goals are. Why are you coming to the endurance group? Are you training for an upcoming endurance event? Gearing up for the CF Open? Wanting to improve your running form and skill? Or do you just love Kristy, Melissa, Chad and me that much? I agree with the CFE prescription of waiting at least 3 hours before or after a CF WOD to perform your endurance work, but I also understand that life does not always allow us to come to the gym twice a day, or you may not want to come twice a day. Here are my recommendations for rest and recovery when it comes to endurance work:

1. If you are serious about your training and have a specific event you are working towards (½ marathon, marathon, triathlon, serious Games competitor) try your hardest to give your body that recovery it needs so that you can get the most out of each one of your training sessions.  If you want to hit both a CFE WOD and a CF WOD in the same day, aim for one workout in the AM and then the other in the PM. (i.e. hit the 6am WOD in the morning and then swing in for some endurance at 5PM).

2. If you are not used to performing multiple workouts in a day and don’t have a desire to, then don’t! On Mon/Thurs or Tues/Thurs, make Endurance group your only workout.

4. If you can’t or don’t want to recover at least 3+ hours between workouts, then approach one workout in a scaled fashion (i.e. 4pm CF WOD followed by Endurance group at 5, but maybe only perform 6 intervals when the workout is written 6-12 x200). Or you could do the endurance WOD for the day, and only perform the strength portion of the daily WOD if it is written that way.

The point I want you to take away from this is that if you choose to perform two workouts back-to-back, something, somewhere is probably going to give. If you PR your deadlift inside the box, followed by your best Fran time ever, chances are you are going to be feeling it outside during those 800 repeats. The basic principle of Crossfit is constantly varied, functional fitness at high intensity. If you are hitting multiple workouts in a row with little to no recovery between them your ability to maintain high intensity will be compromised thus reducing the effectiveness of your workout and training session. The purpose of the 3+ hours between workouts is to allow your body time to recover and rebuild.

From the CFE site: “We recommend the 3+ hour recovery time set up just for that reason, Recover! These intervals are meant to be done at high intensity. If you do the CFE WOD 10 min after the CFE S&C WOD, we can promise you that your workout will suffer for it. The second wod will not be of the quality and intensity that we would like to see. We do understand that you can only do what your schedule permits, but back to back WODs will not be “As hard as you can go”.”

Happy Running- Elizabeth

WODIFY Pulse @Crossfit Springfield!

We are so excited to announce the implementation of Wodify Pulse powered by MyZone at CrossFit Springfield!

Wodify Pulse is group heart rate training with Myzone activity belts, the most accurate fitness trackers on the market. We’re implementing the system to give you a clearer picture of what you accomplish both inside and outside the gym.

We will be placing a bulk order of belts at a significant discount from the retail price to get the gym set up. The only fee you will ever have to get set up on this system is the cost for your personalized, Bluetooth MyZone heart rate monitoring belt.

For more info about the MyZone system visit myzone.org.

If you would like for information on cost and to reserve your belt, please email jenny@crossfit-springfield.com. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the gym on March 1 to place your order there. Payments will be billed through Wodify unless specified by the member otherwise.

We hope to have all belts ordered and Go-Live with Wodify Pulse by the end of March!

B. Rice Quote of the Week

WODS for the Week of 3.4.2018

Short Interval Monday 5:30 pm

“Imperio”

Workout Description

Set 1: 7 x :15 sec sprint; rest 1:00 btwn each effort; after each sprint you will either be starting at the 200m turnaround mark or the start line.
Set 2: 5 x :30 sec sprint; rest 1:30 btwn each effort; after each sprint you will start at the 400m turnaround or start line.
Set 3: 3 x :45 sec sprint ; rest 2:00 btwn each effort; after each sprint you will start at the 600m turnaround or start line.

Workout Details:

Take at least 20+ minutes to warm-up as needed before beginning the workout. Make sure to spend some time focusing on your hamstrings to prepare for the aggressive sprinting in this workout. Perform the workout as written above with no additional rest btwn the rounds of 7-5 and 3. See pacing details below. Following the workout, take time to cool-down as needed.

Your Pace:

Target the following approximate distances throughout the workout:

:15 sec sprints- faster. You will be covering a distance from approximately 50 meters up to 100m per interval.

:30 sec sprints- @ 400m PR pace. Take your 400m PR pace and calculate your 100m interval pace. If your 400m PR pace is 1:30, then your first 100m interval should be around :23 seconds.  Aim for that first 100m interval time and then try to get as far as you can after that.  Try to maintain the same distance on each interval.  You will be covering a distance from approximately 100m up to 200m each interval.

:45 sec sprints- slower. You will be covering a distance from approximately 150m up to 300m each interval.

Your Score:

Record Total Approximate Distance covered on each prescribed set.

Methodology:

Speed

Total Meters:

Estimate 2000 meters.

Long Interval Thursday 5:30 pm

“Air Theft”

Workout Description:

800 m Easy, 400 m Fast, 800 m Easy;

Rest :10 seconds

600 m Easy, 400 m Fast, 600 m Easy;

Rest :10 seconds

400 m Easy, 400 m Fast, 400 m Easy;

Rest :10 seconds

200 m Easy, 400 m Fast, 200 m Easy;

Rest THREE Minutes;

400 m Easy, 200 m Fast, 400 m Easy;

Rest :10 seconds

300 m Easy, 200 m Fast, 300 m Easy;

Rest :10 seconds

200 m Easy, 200 m Fast, 200 m Easy;

Rest :10 seconds

100 m Easy, 200 m Fast, 100 m Easy.

DONE.

Workout Details:

This is a long grind, and the distance on your feet–although mostly easy–will make your FAST intervals a challenge! We’ve done quite a bit of sprint work lately. Time to embrace some mileage peeps. We will be doing a light stretch and get going on this one as soon as we can. Please be ready to run and and show up promptly at 5:30 pm so we can get going on this one.

Your Pace:

Use your 1-Mile PR pace to determine your 400m and 200m FAST intervals. Aim for at or faster than your PR pace. Easy paces should be conversational pace.

Your Score:

Score your FAST intervals only. You will record 4x400m and 4x200m intervals. In the comment section please note if you hit your paces or not.

Methodology:

Aerobic Threshold

Total Meters:

8400 Meters

MONDAY Alternate WOD (Weather Permitting)

Endurance Training Capacity:

100 Calories Assault Bike for Time.

Rest and Recover.

Every 2 minutes for 6 minutes:

35 Double Unders

8 Burpee Over Bar

Max Deadlifts (115/80) in remainder of time.

Rest 1 Minute;

35 Double Unders

8 Burpee Over Bar

Max Power Cleans (115/80) in remainder of time.

Rest 1 Minute;

35 Double Unders

8 Burpee Over Bar

Max Shoulder to OH (115/80) in remainder of time.

Score is Total Amount of Max Reps completed in each interval.

THURSDAY Alternate WOD (Weather Permitting)

Endurance Capacity Training:

100 Calories for Time on the C2 Rower

Partner WOD

3 Rounds for Time with Partner (*30 Minute Time Cap)

Every 25 rep increment completed, Partner A and B will perform (5)Synchro Burpees. The only time the KB can hit the ground is when you complete your burpees every 25 reps.

100 KB Swings 55/35

100 Goblet Squats 55/35

Score is Total Time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WODS for the Week of 2.25.2018: Adventures with Jenn C./WODS for the Week

Jenn C. Has Left the Building!

Congrats to Coach Jenn C. for competing in a half marathon in Viva Las Vegas. She also met Elvis. Congrats to you and hope you had a good trip.

B. Rice Quote of the Week:

Roy Bacon: “We’re the Flying Elvises. Utah chapter.” (Honeymoon in Vegas, 1992)

WODS for  the Week of 2.25.2018

Short Interval Monday 5:30 pm

“Contact”

Workout Description:

Warm-Up: 5min run at easy pace
Rest 3:00
3 SETS: 10 x 100m at your 1-mile PR pace w/ 30 seconds rest between reps, and 3:00 rest between sets
Rest 3:00
Warm-Down: 5min run at easy pace

Workout Details:

After performing a 10-15min warm-up involving mobility, dynamics and drills, start the workout with a 5:00 easy run, check your HR after your easy run. After the easy run, rest 3:00. The perform 3 sets of run 100m @ your 1 mile PR pace (see pacing instructions below). Rest :30 sec between each interval. Rest 3:00 between each set. A few times throughout the workout take note of your HR. End the WOD with an easy 5min run. The warm-up distance should equal the warm-down distance. What was your HR at the end of the workout?

Your Pace:

Each 100m should be run @ or near your 1 mile PR pace
This pace is going to feel slow-ish for only 100m but note the number of 100m intervals and the minimal rest time between each effort. If you find yourself faster than the prescribed pace, that is fine but make sure to hold that pace throughout the workout and remember we are not working at a sprint pace today but more of a threshold pace.

Your Score:

Score each of three sets, for total time (including the 30 sec rest periods). Also what was your HR after your 5min warm-up run? What was your HR during the workout? What was your HR at the end of your warm-down run?

Methodology: V02

Total Distance: 3000+10 Minutes Easy Run

Long Interval Thursday 5:30 pm

“Tennessee”

Workout Description:

Start out with a 800 meter easy pace run.

5x
300m fast
100m easy (recovery)
100m ME
100m easy (recovery)

Rest 4:00

Workout Details:

Run 300m at a fast (mile PR pace), run 100m at an easy recovery pace, immediately accelerate into a 100m ME sprint followed by another 100 easy recovery pace. There is no rest between any of the intervals. Make sure to quickly and aggressively accelerate into your 100m ME sprint. Rest 4:00 between each round.

Your Pace:

300m fast @ Mile PR Pace
100m @ an easy recovery pace
100m ME- all out sprint. All 100m sprints should be within 1-2 sec of each other.
100m @ easy recovery pace

Your Score:

You will score each round separately.  Did you meet your 300m pace goal? What were each of your 100m ME sprint times?

Methodology: Lactate Threshold

Total Distance: 3000+800 meter warm-up run.

Alternate WOD: (The Alternate WOD will be used in case of weather or temps or if you just want to get in some Endurance Training on the side)

Endurance Training: 10 Minute EMOM 7/5 calories every minute on the minute.

‘All The Things I Like’

5 Rounds:

15 Burpees

60 Double Unders

15 Calories Assault Bike

 

 

 

 

WODS for the Week of 2.18.2018: HERO WOD “Gallant”/Couples Challenge Shout Out/Crossfit Games “OPEN”/Friday Night Lights/WODS for the Week

Tough Love Couples Challenge

Congrats to all of the athletes to include some of our CFE athletes and even Coach Allison for competing this past weekend. Check out some of the highlights from our photog expert Joe and A Camera.  You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook @joeandacamera

2018 Crossfit Games Open Season

Have you signed up for the open!  Test your skills and challenge yourself this year. They have several divisons and even a scaled division.

STAGE 1: THE OPEN

FIVE WEEKS – FEB. 22-MARCH 26

18.1- Feb. 22-26

18.2- March 1-5

18.3- March 8-12

18.4- March 15-19

18.5- March 22-26

Registration for the Open begins Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.

Anyone aged 14 or older can compete. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com and log your score each week. Workouts are released on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT the following Monday. Complete the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate with a judge, or film your effort from anywhere in the world and submit a link as proof.

The Open offers two versions of each workout, scaled and Rx’d. The scaled option makes the event all-inclusive. All athletes can compare their results to others worldwide, regionally, by age or within their own gyms. An official CrossFit Games app will be available in late January, which will focus on your own personal performance in the Open.

At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: the Regionals and the Online Qualifier.

Friday Night Lights @crossfitspringfield

While we are on the subject of the Crossfit Games “OPEN”. Be sure to sign up and then join the CFS community in completing the OPEN workout for that week.  Every Friday night during the OPEN season, CFS will be hosting a Friday Night Lights to create a competitive community and support for those athletes competing in the open. Whether your a high level or scaled athlete, sign up, compete and have fun.

B. Rice Quote of the Week:

WODS for the Week of 2.18.18:

Short Interval 5:30 pm (Monday)

“Turn Me Loose”

3x
150 m fast
250m walk
150m faster
250m walk
150m fastest

Rest 5:00

Details: After performing a 15-20 min warm-up involving mobility, dynamics and drills begin the workout. Run 150m at a fast pace (see pacing instructions below), walk 250 meters, run 150 at a faster pace, walk 250m and run 150m at your fastest pace. Do not look at your watch until you have completed each interval. Rest 5:00 between each round.

Your Pace:  You will choose your own pace for each interval but you must get faster with each interval. This is a very aggressive speed endurance workout, so your paces should be fast!

Your Score: What were each of your 150m interval times? Were you able to get faster with each interval?  Score each round separately.

Training Capacity: Speed

Alternate WOD (Weather Permitting)

Tabata Bike: Complete the 20 second Work/10 second Rest Tabata program on the Bike.

“Quads for Days”

100 Calorie Assault Bike

100 Wall Balls 24/20 10’/9′

You must start and stop on the Bike. Partition Reps as Needed.

Set Bike to 100 Calories.

The WOD is for Total Time.

“HERO WOD” Thursday 5:30 p.m.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Taylor Gallant, 22, of Winchester, Kentucky, assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, based in Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, died on January 26, 2012, while conducting diving operations off the North Carolina coast in the Atlantic Ocean. He is survived by his son Ethan, brother Kyle, mother Elizabeth, and father Joseph.

 

 

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