The Ultimate Florida Challenge has been on my Bucket List since its inception in 2006. I got a shot at it in 2010 but an unfortunate intervention by a large sea creature caused enough damage to my boat and my body to force my exit and a dismal failure. But 2014 might be the year. UF2014 here I come!

I’ve modified my training just a bit. I started doing CrossFit in order to lose weight, gain muscle, and increase functional mobility. I also need to toughen my feet for the 40-mile portage and make sure I get plenty of time on the water with my Hobie AI. It’s going to be a very busy 3 months.

  • 1 hour of CrossFit at my local Box four times a week
  • 1 hour of CrossFit Yoga once a week
  • about 1 hour towing the Hobie twice a week
  • about 1 hour of running with a light load 2 times a week
  • about 20 miles in the Hobie once a week
  • two rest days per week which include walking for one hour

Today I got in my towing and my CrossFit WOD. The towing was at about 20 minutes per mile which is pretty good.

The WOD was really good and beat the crap out of me. It went like this:

Standard Warmup – Do 2 Rounds:

  • 400 Meter Run
  • 100 Foot Bear Crawl
  • 10 x Squats
  • 10 x Pullups
  • 10 x Pushups
  • 10 x Situps
  • 10 x Back Extension
  • 10 x Dips

METCON – BB Complex

Descending Reps 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of the Following Moves

  • DL – Dead Lift
  • RDL – Romanian Dead Lift
  • BOR – Bent Over Rows
  • PC – Power Cleans
  • FS – Front Squats
  • PC – Push Press
  • BS – Back Squats
  • GM – Good Mornings

So 10 of each, rest 45 seconds, 9 of each, rest 45 seconds and so on.

All with the same weight. I picked only 65 pounds and it was plenty.

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