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UPDATE: Constantly varied with swimming, biking and running too

July 10, 2012

Quick update

The Update Show recaps CrossFit Games Day 1 at Camp Pendleton: http://games.crossfit.com/video/crossfit-games-update-july-11-2012

How many of you all saw today’s little gem released by the Crossfit Games?

Major Announcement for Individuals

by Crossfit

“…Castro explained the first event of the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games would be a swim, bike, run event at Camp Pendleton. The race starts with a 700-meter ocean swim with fins, followed by an 8-kilometer bike ride across undulating terrain and soft sand, and finishes with a 11.3-kilometer run across steep hills and more than 427 meters of elevation gain.”

For anyone who comes to Crossfit from an endurance background, tomorrow’s event at Camp Pendleton will make for some fantastic viewing. I think the event pays homage to the huge number of endurance athletes flocking to Crossfit training. Its an interesting distance for a triathlon considering the run is actually the longest of the three events. So its not technically a triathlon in the traditional sense, but the combination of events and non-traditional event lengths will make for a brutally painful test of ability and stamina.

For me it all goes back to the classic hypothetical conversation between a curmudgeonly endurance athlete and a muscle-bound gym rat: “what good is having the ability to lift 500 lbs if you can’t run a 10k with ease?” to which the other would respond, “What good is the ability to run a marathon if you can lift your body weight?”

It appears in Crossfit, we can do both…. and ride a bike too.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Amelie permalink
    July 10, 2012 9:32 pm

    Holy crapoli… that’s a painful bike ride… through sand?! Rawr. Fins in the swim will be nice, excepting the possibility of getting finned in the face.

  2. Nelly permalink
    July 19, 2012 10:48 pm

    This is awesome! Love crossfit just got to keep on working harder to get better!

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