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Jess Mullen: invited to BADWATER!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

photo by Glenn Tachiyama

Exciting news! Our own Jess Mullen was selected to run in this year's Badwater
Ultramarathon. Entry to this race is unlike other running events.
Participants must submit a lengthy application noting all prior athletic
achievements and a committee selects the top 90 athletes to compete.

Recognized globally as "the world's toughest foot race," this legendary
event pits up to 90 of the world's toughest athletes-runners, triathletes,
adventure racers, and mountaineers-against one another and the elements.
Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in
temperatures up to 130F (55c), and blasting hot winds up to 30 miles an
hour, it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on
the planet.

The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest
elevation in North America at 280' (85m) below sea level. The race finishes
at Mt. Whitney Portal at 8360' (2533m). The Badwater course covers three
mountain ranges for a total of 13,000' (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent
and 4,700' (1433m) of cumulative descent. Whitney Portal is the trailhead to
the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States.

More info: http://www.badwater.com/

Congrats Jess!!

Spring LEANing Challenge 2011 is coming!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Spring LEANing Challenge 2011 starts in 3 weeks! Here are the details:

PALEO Eating Lecture with Dave and Jess:
Saturday, MARCH 12th from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

We will be taking your 'Before' pictures at the Paleo Lecture on the 12th as well as collecting your entry fee of $30.00 (cash only).

*ANYONE and everyone is welcome to attend the food talk. Cost: Free

Also get your 'Before' pictures taken at the following times on Thursday March 10th and Friday March 11th: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00noon, 4:00pm, 5:00pm or 6:00pm. If none of these times work for you, please email nancy@crossfitseattle.com to arrange a time to meet at the gym. All 'Before' pictures must be taken by Monday March 14th.

Spring LEANing Challenge DATES:
the morning of MARCH 14th through the evening of MAY 1st.


  • Eating: Paleo
  • Cost: $30.00 (cash) to be put into a kitty
  • The kitty will be divided in 2 for a FEMALE winner and a MALE winner
  • 3 'Before' pictures taken: front view, side view and back view. Men are in shorts and Women are in shorts and sports bra/bikini top
  • Each Monday your food log for the previous week is emailed to our LEANing Yahoo Group
  • Anyone can enter the LEANing challenge, but to win you must submit your food logs each week
  • 3 'After' pictures are taken on May 2nd or 3rd (or prior if those dates don't work)
  • CF Seattle trainers pick the top 5 men and top 5 women whose body composition changed the most
  • Spring LEANing participants vote on the top 10 to determine the Winners
  • The 2 winners win half of the kitty; 2nd place male and female win 1 month of unlimited classes
  • The pictures taken are PRIVATE. The pictures of the top 5 men and top 5 women will be viewed on paper at the gym to determine the winners.

Special Opportunity: Jess Mullen, RD will be giving away 8 thirty minute consultations on the Sunday before the challenge starts to give 8 folks a good head start in changing their eating habits. You must be doing the LEANing Challenge to qualify for the free consultation. To sign-up email nancy@crossfitseattle.com

Recent Clinics: Squat & Press - Deadlift & Floor Press

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the past month we have had a couple clinics covering the barbell lifts: squat, press, deadlift and floor press. Lots of good teaching, learning and fun!