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Good luck to the SCCF folks that will be running two great events this coming weekend.  Come on boys and girls..  kill them!!

Remember,  two thing will kill any race of any distance..    Pacing and nutrition...   make sure you don't start too fast, and make sure you hydrate and eat well.  And remember, you are stronger than you think you are..   Here are a few tips to follow for the race:

  1. Don't do anything new.
  2. Have breakfast early and go to the bathroom before the race.
  3. Prevent chafing, Vaseline or body glide are your friends.
  4. Pin your race number on your shorts.
  5. Have some coffee, it will help to get you started faster.
  6. Drink plenty the day before.
  7. During the race, drink early — and late.
  8.  Draft off someone.
  9. Don't charge the hills.
  10. Enjoy the day

If you have any other questions,  please send them to


Why should you lift heavy things is the name of a post I recently found.   It address the question that every woman asks - Will I get bulky and  look like a man?.  That and other questions are addressed in this article, which It seems that is NOT an opinion but a review of several scientific papers.

Interestingly it is not just lifting but also lowering the weight what will make you stronger.   Food for thought!!   Read the article by clicking here.


Kudos to Coach Lisa as she started the new fundamentals series last night.   This group is motivated and eager to get past the fundamentals so they can join the regular classes.   The fundamentals series will prepare you to tackle the more complex and challenging workouts.   Thank you for joining the San Carlos CrossFit family boys and girls.


CrossFit is a way of life...   read the article published on the CrossFit Journal about what it is to live the CrossFit life.   The author says that "While CrossFit is neither a cure-all for emotional struggles nor a panacea for relationship issues, it seems abundantly clear to those of us who live it that this thing we do has significant positive implications for other aspects of our lives. We may not always be better wives, husbands, children or parents, and we may not be better at every aspect of our jobs, but then again, we just might".

It is  a very interesting article,  read it here .



Some have asked, “Why are the workouts named after Girls?”  Coach Glassman, the founder of CrossFit explained it best. “I want to explain the workout once and then give it a name.  I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ‘what just happened to me?’ deserved a females name.  Workouts are just like storms, they wreak havoc on towns.

This week several of the "girls" are coming to SCCF...   Nancy, Angie and Christine will be at the gym this week.   Make sure you record your times and loads.  Check your progress when the girls come back in a few weeks.

Have a great week everyone!!


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