Post to Comments

This feels a bit funny, as most of the people that I’d like to read this and take action probably won’t, but here it goes all the same.  Post to comments.  I love seeing comments from everyone throughout the day, and I want more.  Thank you to those of you that post.  I encourage you to encourage others.  For those of you that read this and don’t post, give it a try.  It’s harmless, habit forming fun.

It’s always great reading about progress and PRs while I’m away from the gym, even if it’s only for a few hours.  Without the comments I wouldn’t have known about Jen K. and Pope reaching their July goals (5 consecutive pull-ups and a sub 10 minute mile respectively.  Congratulations!).  The comments are a space for you to share your experiences, build our community, and help the coaches continue to make this the best place we can.  Whether it’s a PR, a good WOD story, a funny link, or a useful resource, post to comments.

August 4, 2011
Strength: Front Squat 5-5-5-5-5

3 Rounds:
5 Curtis P. + Push Presses (55kg/35kg)
10 Bar Facing Burpees


CrossFit Fenway Endurance
Running is a skill.  Just as with any other movement in CrossFit, instruction and practice are necessary to improve.  The CrossFit Fenway Endurance program is a supplemental, 8 session course that will be held on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, beginning August 20th, and running through early October.  This course is for anyone who wants to work to improve their skill.  Over the 8 sessions we will cover POSE running technique, and supplementing your CrossFit training with endurance programming.  Space is limited, so contact Eric for more information and to reserve your spot.

FIGHT GONE BAD 6: Registration for Fight Gone Bad 6 is open.  This year the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the CrossFit Foundation are benefiting from the fundraising efforts.  Sign up and join in this great community event as a part of the CrossFit Fenway team.

  34 comments for “Post to Comments

  1. Jen G.
    August 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I did the endurance training last summer and I have to say, it definitely helped my running. I shaved a few minutes off my 5K and PRed my mile by a minute. Definitely worth it.

  2. Sam
    August 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

    FS: 120kg
    WOD: 9:57rx
    Not my fastest WOD, but it’s a hell of a way of driving out seasonal congestion.

    • Scott R
      August 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

      Wow… that is a MONSTER front squat. And while congested nonetheless!

      • Sam
        August 4, 2011 at 11:28 am

        Lucky for me, I don’t have to breathe while squatting.

  3. Bonnie L
    August 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Hi, Eric – I don’t post since I moved back to FL last year, but I read your updates every day – they are very inspirational to me. I obsessively followed the Crossfit Games and want to congratulate you all. I miss CFF!

  4. Scrappy
    August 4, 2011 at 9:03 am

    FS — 45kg, limiting factor is still the elbows
    WOD — 9:11Rx

    Here’s a story (per Eric’s request for stories): on Tuesday evening I ran a 10 mile road race in Newburyport, the same one I did last year as my first foray into real distance. This was my longest run by far in nearly 3 months…finished in just under 1:22:00 (net time), a whole 6:30 faster than last year! This was huge for me coming back from an injury that has kept me from doing the overall mileage that I’d like to.

    I have done a lot of work in the past year, but also owe a lot to our community at CFF. It’s great to be part of a group of people who strive for continuous improvement.

    • Cal
      August 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

      damn! you started off with 10 miles and then started running marathons?! that’s awesome! i’ve been a runner most of my life (competitively through college) and i don’t have the balls to run a marathon. get it, girl!

      • Scrappy
        August 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

        If Oprah can run a 4:30 marathon (Marine Corps Marathon 1994), Cal definitely can! DO IT :-)

        • Scott R
          August 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

          Ha Scrappy. Beating Oprah was my goal too. It took me 4 marathons to beat her. Then I started changing my goal to be Al Gore, George Bush, and the host of other celebrities which have run marathons. Beat them all except for that damn Lance Armstrong.

          • Eileen
            August 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

            What was Lance Armstrong’s time? I am training for the chicago marathon and I heard he is also running that one too. Could be a good goal….

          • Scott R
            August 4, 2011 at 8:40 pm

            Lance did the NYC marathon in 2007 in 2:46. A VERY fast time.

      • eric
        August 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

        You can do it Cal! Go for it!

        I’m running my first (Baystate) this October

        • Eileen
          August 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

          wow! 2:46 is a pretty amazing time. I guess all that biking pays off in running too.

  5. Bonnie LeBlanc
    August 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Hi, Eric – I read your comments every day. I don’t post comments since I moved back to Florida, but I find them very inspirational. I obsessively followed the Crossfit Games and want to congratulate all of you. I really miss CFF.

    • eric
      August 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Bonnie. Hope all’s well. We miss you too.

  6. Cal
    August 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

    FS: 45kg PR (finally, a squat pr!)

    WOD: 8:45 with 30kg. Damn you, bar facing burpees. I also had a really difficult time counting to 5 doing curtis p’s. that’s a lot of movement for 1 rep!

  7. Shane B
    August 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

    FS – 105kg
    WOD – 6:54 Rx

  8. Scott R
    August 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    FS – 85kg – PR
    WOD – 8:18 @ 40kg

    Actually really liked this workout. Curtis Ps are tough, but likable – kind of like my 3rd grade English teacher.

  9. Tony
    August 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    FS: 85KG – PR!
    WOD: 9:49 RX

  10. Ryan Cormier
    August 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Hey, I’m a crossfitter at crossfit newton. Although I follow crossfit newtons WOD’s there are often days when I hit 2 WODS as the im going to school in a week and am no longer working my summer job. Everyday I go to a few crossfit sites and check out the WOD’s and articles and crossfit fenway is one of my favorites. I enjoy reading the daily articles and will continue to in the future. Just a comment from a friendly neighbor crossfitter.

    • eric
      August 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Ryan. Appreciate it.

  11. kevin
    August 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    FS: 75 kg

    WOD: 9:13 Rx (didn’t think I was going to do this Rx, but it just kind of happened)

    • Scott R
      August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Nice Kevin! Decent time too!

  12. Erin B
    August 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    FS: 52kg

    WOD: 7:56 Rx

    This was my first WOD at Rx since joining CFF 3 weeks ago. Thanks to everyone in the 11:30 class for all of their encouragement(especially Yosh)!

    • kevin
      August 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      very cool erin. awesome job!

    • Yosh
      August 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Erin, you killed it today, nice work!

  13. KP
    August 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I’m baa-aack!

    Two WODs in and I can barely walk, am struggling to breathe, and lifting Lilliputian-level weight. Can’t stop smiling, however…

    • Cal
      August 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      hahah you are awesome. best part of my morning!

  14. Mark D
    August 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    FS: 40kg – PR, but still working on technique.
    WOD: 7:56 @ 20kg. Had troubles with 30kg for some reason (fell down). So, I pulled 10kg after the first set of Curtis Ps. Too light for me for the push press, but seemed to be what I could manage today on the lunges. Legs really tired for some reason. We’ll conquer this another day.

  15. Aaron
    August 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    … about hip flexors today. Ouch! What a way to target them.

    FS: 70 kg
    WOD: 7:05 30 kg (not happy, but I finished)

  16. Eileen
    August 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    FS: 37 kg. Not a huge improvment but a PR none the less so I’ll take it!

    WOD: 6:45 22 kg (although this was a tough workout I probably could have gone a bit heavier. Next time!)

  17. Christos A.
    August 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Never posted before but if Eric says post to the comments I can’t do otherwise!

    Front Squat 85kg
    WoD: 7:58 Rx

    Since of today proud owner of CFF t-shirt! Yaaaaaaaay!

    • Eileen
      August 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      Chris — You’ll have to send us updates when you are back in Greece!

  18. Frank
    August 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Front Squat: 110kg, 120kg x2 reps
    WOD: 5:50 rx

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