Workout of the Day
Four rounds for time of:
Row 400 Meters
Run 400 Meters
(This workout will be performed as a relay race in teams of three or four. The moment one member comes off the rower, the next teammate may begin rowing. The workout is completed when each member of the team has rowed and run 1600 meters. If you don’t have teammates to share the burden, give yourself 2-3 minutes of rest between rounds, and score the times for each round.)
Competition and Camaraderie
Written by C.J. Martin
We all workout for different reasons: For some it is just to stay healthy and fit, and for others it is a chance to push themselves and test their limits. The coaches and members of Invictus have embraced a culture that supports you regardless of the underlying motivation that drives you into the gym. We only half-jokingly say we are the least macho CrossFit gym in existence.
But there is a time and a place to push yourself, to test your limits, and more importantly, to be a part of a community that supports you in your endeavors. That is what the CrossFit Games has always been about for us.
This year we all have an opportunity to be a part of something special. The workouts will be held at Invictus – a safe environment where you will workout and cheer for your friends and workout partners.
I understand that many of you have no desire to “compete,” but all of you should be interested in supporting the members of the Sea of Green. This year you will do that not only by cheering others along, but also by participating in the workouts. If the workouts are too difficult for you, our coaches will help you modify them and ensure your safety – but everyone will be expected to test themselves in competition and allow their fellow members to cheer them on in this endeavor.
We need all of our members to sign up for this event on the CrossFit Games website. Yesterday we posted an instructional video that takes you step-by-step through how to register. For all you who would rather see printed instructions, here you are:
1. Go to https://games.crossfit.com/
2. Click on REGISTER
3. Click on REGISTER AS AN ATHLETE
4. Fill out all the pertinent information and agree to terms and policies
5. Input your credit card information and click REVIEW ORDER
6. If all information is correct click SUBMIT ORDER which will log you into your account – make sure you save
7. After registering as an athlete go to to the header row and click on Athletes & Teams
8. Select find a team and enter Invictus in the search box
9. Click on JOIN and you will see this – “Your request to join team Invictus has been sent to the team owner”
10. Once you have done that, we will approve you and you will be listed as a member of Team Invictus.
We will also have a spare laptop or two in the gym over the next few days, and a coach or two will be more than happy to walk you through the registration process if you would like.
So who’s in? Test yourself, give full effort and have no regrets.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 1910