MON 07.09.12

Goal Setting

Join us this Wednesday night at 7 pm as Rachel and Erin from lululemon athletica lead us through a free goal-setting workshop at the gym. We’ll be doing some exercises to visualize ourselves in the future and set some BHAGs – big, hairy, audacious goals!

CrossFit Endurance & POSE Running workshop

Do you want to improve your running technique and race times?
Are you clueless on how to work CrossFit Endurance workouts into your exercise routine?
Or do you just hate running and wish to improve your form to make it less painful and more enjoyable?
Join James Taylor, CrossFit Endurance-certified trainer and former Georgia Tech cross country and track & field athlete, for a 90-minute workshop to learn how to improve your technique, become a more efficient runner, and learn how to train for your next race.
Workshop includes:
-Pre- and post- workshop video evaluation of running technique, discussion of individual technical issues and identification of long-term solutions
-Discussion of general technical principles and methods to prevent common injuries
-Practical drills to improve running technique
-Detailed, sample programming ideas for various training goals
-Q&A
Price: $25
When: Thursday, 7/19, 7-8:30 pm
Register here or at the gym with cash or check.

Here’s a note from James on why it’s important to work on your running technique:
In general, athletes don’t pay much attention to running technique. I think there are two reasons that it is largely overlooked. Firstly, most people learn to run at a very young age. It is therefore considered a very simple activity for which technique is not necessary, which is an attitude that can easily manifest itself even in the case of otherwise proficient runners. However, I would argue that running’s simplicity means that any imperfections in technique will sap energy very quickly due to the the highly cyclical, repetitive nature of the movement. Secondly, the benefits of having good technique are not readily apparent to those who do not possess it. Unlike in an activity such as Olympic weightlifting, where the event itself is of a discrete nature and technical flaws can actually cause failure, in running flawed technique will only result in the loss of time unseen.
POSE running is a scientifically derived set of principles which explain the natural motion of running. It is a way of running that has not been invented so much as standardized and quantified. If you have never dedicated time to improving your running technique, you will most likely find that running is easier and potentially less harmful by doing so.

THEN, test drive your newly improved running technique w a 5K!

Dan’s company, TIGHITCO, is a strong supporter of the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) to honor the memory of their Founder. One of the primary fundraising initiatives of the SBTF is their annual 5k Run/2k Walk Race for Research. This year’s race will be held on Saturday, July 21st at Atlantic Station at 7:30am.
Please join the TIGHITCO team, ‘TIKKUN OLAM’ and participate in this year’s Run/Walk.
Click here to view the team page for Tikkun Olam to join the team.

We love Matt AND his abs.

Workout of the Day

1. 3 Rounds:
5 HEAVY thrusters
Rest 1 minute
AMRAP strict pull ups
Rest 1 minute

2. 8 Rounds:
:20 max effort row, AirDyne (NEW TOY!) or double unders
Rest 1 minute

Cash-out: Wall stretch 2 min each side

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