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Old 04-06-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
Martin Brown
Member Martin Brown is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Birmingham  AL
Posts: 32
Thank you Crossfit......Adventure Race Update

OK, I posted on here a few weeks ago that I had been asked to fill in on a 3 person adventure race that was going to participate in the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race in Blue Ridge, GA. It was my first adventure race and I have never trained for an endurance race, and as I mentioned, I didn't know I was going to be on this team until about 4 weeks prior to the race so there wasn't really any time to do much endurance type training. The hay was already in the barn, so to speak. Pretty much all I had to fall back on was 18 months of Crossfit. Well, we ended up finishing in 4th place out of 74 teams (7 hours and 26 minutes) and qualified for Nationals which is a 24-30 hour race in October. I think we are going to give that one a shot. I'll probably need to do more endurance type work for that race but it will be in addition to Crossfit, not as a replacement to Crossfit. I think our finish is a pretty darn strong testament to Crossfit. (Albeit I CERTAINLY didn't do it alone. I had two insanely good teamates, one of which has competed in races all over the world including two Eco Challenges (14th place finish in New Zealand)......but you are only as strong as your weakest link in this race and I didn't hold us back.)
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