Hey SCCF athletes, Thanksgiving is coming, a season for giving. As you know, many are not as fortunate as the majority of us are. Among our awesome members, Steven Scott, is a Firefighter with the City of Belmont, he became member of SCCF since just after the doors opened. He and his family have started a charity and we think it is a perfect opportunity for us to contribute and help the needy. Steven wrote an assay describing his charity and the their needs.. Please read it below:
“Six years ago my family started an annual charity that feeds 5,000 bay area homeless on Thanksgiving Day. The charity is called Harvest From The Heart (harvestfromtheheart.com) and is the brainchild of my older brother Ryan Scott who, amongst many other talents, was a contestant on Bravo TV's Top Chef season four in Chicago. Additionally he owns two restaurants in San Francisco called Market and Rye, has a weekly radio show on Saturdays on KGO 810 from 4-6pm called Cooking With Ryan Scott, and his own national TV Show on ABC-7 The Live Well Network called Food Rush. As I previously stated this year 5000 of the Bay Area's less fortunate will be fed a great home-style bagged lunch on Thanksgiving Day that includes a delicious Turkey sandwich, a scrumptious bean salad, a freshly made cupcake, a hand written Thanksgiving Day card from a local grade schooler, a bottle of water, and a brand new pair of socks (overwhelmingly the number one request by meal recipients in year one of the charity). This year, however, because we upped the number of meals from 3,000 to 5,000 we are short a few thousand dollars and a couple thousand pairs of new socks. $20 feeds 10 people, and although they may never know your name or where the food came from, you'll know that you helped someone in need, and for many of us it'll be someone local. Please go to Harvestfromtheheart.com today and give a little back. Unfortunately we are all booked as far as volunteers for the year, but there's always next year and we could really use your generous donations. The website has paypal, or you may drop off a bag of new socks at San Carlos Crossfit by noon on Wednesday the 21st. And yes this is a government recognized 501c(3) charity and you may write your donation off of your taxes if you so choose. Believe me, if you could see the appreciation on the faces on Thanksgiving Day you'd give a lot more than $20"
We hope that SCCF athletes will step up and donate on line at harvestfromtheheart.com, we will also have a box at the gym where you can bring new socks to donate. Please consider a donation to this awesome cause.
Whoa.. This weekend is BIG for three San Carlos Cross Fit Athletes. Three of our own will compete in three of the most grueling races around. We cannot be prouder of this bunch...
Oliver Gutierrez will compete on Ironman Arizona this weekend. The Ironman triathlon, an extreme challenge for the supremely fit, it consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. It's been said that just finishing is a victory! Imagine 2400 souls starting the swim at the same time.. If you want to know how your socks feel in the washer machine, try the IM swim.
Shane Stent will take on the Spartan Race (The Beast), an obstacle Race from Hell. It was voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, If you have done any race anywhere in the world: whether a mud run, fun run, Olympic run, bike race, death march or any kind of event claiming to be the "toughest race on the planet" you will be happy to know that this is where it ends..THIS IS THE SPARTAN BEAST, a whole other animal.
David Firkins will compete at the World Toughest Mudder this thing takes the concept of being a Tough Mudder to a whole new level. This extreme competition puts the world’s most hardcore Mudders through a grueling 24-hour challenge designed to find the toughest man, woman, and 4-person team on the planet. When the mud settles on November 18th, a select few winners will have bested 500,000 other Mudders worldwide for the right to call themselves the World’s Toughest Mudders!
It is going to be great.. We are very proud of you guys.. Way to represent… Kill them!!!
Power, Speed, Endurance is a new book written by Brain Mackenzie, the founder of CrossFit Endurance. I come from a triathlon, ultra running background. Before CrossFit I was your regular “junk mile” person. My training will include many miles, many yards, and lots of time away from things that were just as important. I discovered CrossFit and I got stronger, then I discovered CrossFit Endurance and I got better. CFE is revolutionary high-intensity interval training system that has catapulted me the next level. I am excited about start using this book in my training and with SCCF athletes.
The book is based in a very new approach to training developed by Brain Mackezie and tested, by many marathoners, triathletes, and Ironman competitors. This system details training and programming strategies that will not only increase your power output, your speed, your endurance, but also decrease the amount of time you spend training. It simply makes time to for other things just as important, like keeping a happy family.
I really enjoyed the thousands of step-by-step photos and description , Power, Speed, Endurance teaches proper mechanics of running, cycling, and swimming very easily. Even I, understand those and I just had brain surgery. What I like the most about this book is the the programming section. This is what I think is the most powerful part the book, the ability to put it all together. The book even has a section on mobility, which is one of the most important parts of any training program. It will reduce your chances of injury and speed recovery.
Some of our SCCF athletes will be looking to add half and full marathons, ultramarathons, ironman triathlons and tough mudder events to their calendar. This book will help you to get to the finish line.
We're working on getting the calendar updated, but in the meantime here are our Holiday hours. Mark your calendars for our Holiday Party on December 7th!