Crossfit Southie 5k

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Reminder: Crossfit Southie 5k takes place today starting at 10am. The gym opens at 8am and will remain open until 9:30am.  You are encouraged to get here early to stretch, roll and prepare.   We will jog over from Crossfit Green at a slow pace leaving on foot at 9:40AM.  This race will go off at 10:00AM sharp so if you’re planning on meeting is there make sure to be plenty early so you don’t miss the gun.  There will be no regularly scheduled classes and the gym will be closed from 9:30-11:30.  Open gym will be available from 11:30-3pm. The Intro class will remain as scheduled.

5k Run


  • Chris Wilson

    08/03/2013 @ 9:22 pm

    23:39. This was my first 5k ever and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to Brogan and all of the coaches for organizing yet another great event. And thanks to that dude who sprinted with me to the finish.

  • Ranjith Zachariah

    08/03/2013 @ 8:43 pm

    A radiologist friend of mine posted on social media, “Yet another MRI for injury sustained in CrossFit.” Then several people piled on about the danger of CrossFit. I could not leave that claim unchallenged. Here’s how I responded:

    I think the quality of coaching makes a big difference. I went to a few CrossFit classes in Chicago where the instructors provided only minimal instruction and supervision. It was disturbing. At my box in Boston, the coaches are scrupulous about drilling correct form prior to every workout, and closely monitor members to ensure movements are being performed safely. That’s also why my CF box is wildly popular — I think they’re up to 500 members!

    Surely there is a higher risk of injury in CrossFit than other forms of working out. I find, though, that part of the benefit of CrossFit is that it builds mental toughness. CrossFit pushes you to do things that scare you, and in doing them you learn to master your fear and develop greater self confidence. You develop a sense that existence can be mastered, and I consider that worth the modest risk.

  • Mike Green

    08/03/2013 @ 7:12 pm

    21:00 flat. Already looking forward to whittling that time down and running it again. It was pretty cool seeing everyone out there killing it!

  • Marc Piccuirro

    08/03/2013 @ 7:02 pm

    PR by far. 21:44 some website said that was 7min miles. I was shooting for low 7s so I’m very happy with today’s results. Thanks to Brogan for leading the charge and to everyone who helped organize.

  • Kendra

    08/03/2013 @ 5:45 pm

    24:4-something (i think 42). This was a lot of fun. Agree with Nick that I should drop in on the endurance classes. Headwind on the way back was something else.

  • Nick D'Ascensao

    08/03/2013 @ 3:22 pm

    WOD: 24:52 5K
    This was a lot of fun. I have some work to do. My PR is 24:07 from a few years ago before I started CF and I was runninng exclusively. Maybe its time to drop in on the endurance classes.

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