On September 27th we are returning to Brooklyn to do the Civilian Military Combine. If you are not familiar with the CMC, it is a military inspired race that begins with a 5 minute (fully scaleable) CrossFit style AMRAP and then continues on to a 4.5 mile obstacle course. All of the obstacles are listed on their website for your reference, so if you’re nervous go check them out ahead of time.
This Wednesday we will be holding our last “CMC Pit Practice” before the big day, so if you want to try it out, come to Wednesday Beginner or All Level classes.
All of the CMC events embody a real spirit of camaraderie, so don’t be scared off if it looks challenging. It is, of course, going to be tough, but there are always people around to give you a boost, and if you prefer, you can always opt to skip the obstacle. But, be forewarned, you might surprise yourself, the adrenaline and energy at these races can have a real and profound physical and mental impact. Also, make sure to ask around in your classes to see who else is doing it, the race is really fun on its own, but has an extra boost when you do it with friends.
To join our team and get our discount, use this link, choose CrossFit NYC as your team from the drop down list, and it will autofill the discount code.
Also, many of us are taking a chartered bus there and back. Click this link to ride with us, if you don’t want to worry about your jelly legs for the drive back, and so you can have a few (or more) beers after the race.
Lastly, if you are new to the CMC, here are a few helpful packing tips:
1)Bring food and water for the trip down, and back. There will be vendors there as well, but it’s good to have stuff that you like on hand.
2)Wear clothes that you’re comfortable working out in, and that you don’t mind getting muddy or damaged. CFNYC shirt is highly recommended!! This way we will all know who’s on our team, and plus we can represent our Box with pride, we’ll be taking at least one team pic for sure!
3)Minimal shoes (like innov8s) or old running sneaks are fine.
4)Bring gloves if you think you will want them for rope climbs, wall climbing, etc. I wore them in the Poconos, and I was pretty happy to have them, but many people opt for bare hands.
5)Sunglasses and sunscreen.
6)Change of clothes and shoes. When you’re done you’ll most likely be sweaty and muddy. Bring a plastic bag for your dirty clothes/shoes and clean clothes/shoes to change into.
7)*NOT MANDATORY* Waterfproof cameras and go-pros are fun to have out there too, if your photo-inclined.