3×20’/1′ at Crossfit Carbon in Vernon Hills, IL

No lactate test today, and plenty of noise on the HR data, but a delightful workout.  I was going to row at 187W, up just a little from Sunday’s row, but it felt so easy, and my HR was happily low, so I went with 193-ish.

As I have found at every single Crossfit box that I have visited, these folks were friendly, and the ergs were meticulously maintained.  There was a beginner class going on while I rowed and three experts (all women) doing a fiendish looking WOD that involved clean and jerks, rowing and kipping pull ups.  I was thoroughly intimidated, but the time passed extremely quickly with so much going on around me.

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Tomorrow:  I will head back to Crossfit Carbon.  Most likely I will make an attempt at the CTC.

5 thoughts on “3×20’/1′ at Crossfit Carbon in Vernon Hills, IL

  1. Boris says:

    “HR was happily low”: Very nice. At the moment my HR has tendencies to rise quite fast and high (up to 25bpm more) as it becomes warm now. :-/ I have to get used warm weather.

    “As I have found at every single Crossfit box that I have visited […].”: Very cool.

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    • gregsmith01748 says:

      I’ll add the tag, good idea.
      When I am traveling, I always pick a couple of nearby cross fit boxes and send them a quick email saying when I will be in the area and asking if they are willing to let me come in and use an erg. I also ask what their guest fee is.

      Then I go with the first one that replies. The fee ranges from free to $20 per day. Mostly it’s around $10.

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