It's hot! We want to applaud everyone for braving this brutal heat. You are all incredibly tough and no one seems to be slowing down. The good news is your body will acclimate to elevated temperatures. The process may take a few weeks but hopefully by then we'll have some cooler weather. Overheating and dehydration are major concerns in this kind of heat. You will want to wear clothing that is "dri-fit", handles moisture well, and is light in color. Eat plenty of good foods. Stay hydrated! This is the most important thing. Drink more water throughout the day. Make sure to drink plenty prior to, during, and after your workouts. You may want to consider an electrolyte drink such as Advocare "Rehydrate." Remember if you feel light-headed or unusually hot, take a break!
Our Games team is California bound tomorrow. Remember you can watch the live feed of visit 2010 CrossFit Games for updates. Make Valley Park proud!
Our "Ultimate Helen" event may have intrigued some of you to do more endurance training, running specifically. Well here's your chance! Stephanie Teague is participating in the Lewis and Clark 1/2 marathon on October 3rd. She'll be following a CrossFit Endurance training protocol prior to the event. If anyone is interested, she'd be glad to have you along for some group training. How about doing something you've never done before? Take the challenge!
Thursday Strength/Skill Work: "Black Box Thursday"