Overtraining…   yeah, I know, some of you are getting tired of hearing about it.  Stop doing it and I might let up!  Why do we train ourselves beyond health, past fitness, and into sickness.  Are we addicts?  Is it obsession?  Why do we train through sickness and injury while knowing very well the consequenses?  Melissa Byers submits an interesting view on the subject…  either you train through discomfort or you use discomfort as an excuse not to train.  You might not like it, but either way she’s talking about you!    
Updates and announcements:
         We would like to invite our Crossfit Wilmington Family to join our team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to be held at Ashley HS on April 24th and 25th. This event is a celebration of life for survivors, a memorial for loved ones and a rally for our community to fight cancer. Our goal is to raise $1000 as a team. To register as a team member or to make a donation on behalf of our team, please go to
    It’s easy, just… 
    •  Click on the online registration and participation
    •  Under Event Information, click on 2009 teams
    •  Look for Crossfit Wilmington
    •  Sign up


     Rowing Seminar at CrossFit Wilmington
    with Kyleanne Hunter.  Saturday 21 Feb from 11am – 1pm.  We will be hosting a Seminar on the ERG (C2 Rower).  Kyleanne’s impressive bio reads…
    • Rowed for Harvard and Georgetown Universities, Captain of the varsity crew from sophomore year on. winning the Easter Sprints (NCAA Championships) 
    • Completed with the US Rowing National Team Training Center (basically the national team.. But it’s only officially called the national team during Olympic years. So it’s officially referred to as the "Training Center") from 1997-2002.
    • Competed in the lightweight double and quad. 
    • For the Marine Corps she competed on the All-Marine marathon, cross-country and triathlon teams at CISM competitions.    

    This seminar will provide you with a sound technical foundation for the C2 rower.  The C2 is a great workout tool, but too many people use it incorrectly.  This misuse fosters ineffective workouts and can lead to injury.   

    CrossFit Cape Fear will be hosting a Trigger point TM – Myofascial Release workshop and certification on May 9th and 10th.
    If you’re doing everything you can think of to take care of yourself – nutrition, functional fitness, getting a quality sleep, but are still having little nagging problems, this is for you. If you workout, run, or are constantly active, this will be one of your most important workshops you can attend for recovery techniques!
    For more info and registration go to:
    CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification – May 30-31, 2009
    Spend two full days with Coach Mike Burgener learning, studying
    and practicing the Olympic lifts. The snatch and clean and jerk bring speed, power,
    coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to your strength training. These lifts are
    indispensable to CrossFit programming and expert coaching is a powerful advantage.


0 thoughts on “Posted: 2/15/2009

  1. ilario says:

    Thank you for the Rowing Seminar! Will be there. My technique on the rower is crap. This over-training bandit has been called out! So I take glee in pointing out the typo in the header(lol). And…The Sunday run is on (posted format yesterday).

  2. Melissa Byers says:

    Thanks for the link, CF Wilmington! Your rowing workshop sounds fun, and as my rowing technique is seriously sub-par, I wish I had time that weekend to sit in on that. Keep up the strong work!

  3. Scott S says:

    Josh, I signed up for the Cancer Relay. Count on me to help organize the day. I know most teams have a tent/canopy with chairs, drinks, etc. Let's make a statement that CFW knows how to do it with sytle!

  4. t. says:

    Thanks for the correction Ilario. My old spell check guy has a new baby and is very absent from the internet (emails and the comments too) in general.

  5. Don O says:

    The Cancer Relay is a great cause, I'm signed up for a WPD team but will love to be part of Team CFW too….Now on to another cause. On Feb 22, that's next sunday the Wilmington Police Dept. takes on the Sheriff's office in a charity basketball game with the proceeds going to the Big Buddy Program…This also is a great cause. I'm asking all my Crossfit Family to come out and see an old man play basketball….This is my 10 year playing and thanks to Crossfit and all my friends I'll play another 10…..I have tickets that cost 8 dollars and it will also get you into the pro game that's being played right after ours…..Let's make it a day together and help a good cause….YOU ALSO GET TO SEE ME RUN AROUND LIKE A KID….

  6. JJ says:

    The Relay is an awesome event…Count me in..I also have 2 canopies that are at the disposal of TEAM CFW…I with you Scott, let's show the community what CFW is all about!!

  7. DC says:

    Ok everyone Last chance to save your stuff you have left behind for months now.. This Friday our lost and found box will be getting cleaned out and taken to Good Will. To make room for all the other stuff you'll leave us.If you think you might have left something, I suggest you take a look in the front locker. And only take what is yours please. But friday the good will or someone who could use it will have it.

  8. Amy says:

    Count me in for the relay for life. i've been involved for the past three years. Don, thomas and i will be cheering you on at the game on sunday! can we get tickets directly from you?

  9. Ilario says:

    Will, thank you for crushing us. Dan and Charlie, Awesome job on the run WOD. The CFE program made that loop into a painfest. I can't do next Sunday, but maybe Saturday after the CFW wod…

  10. Tracy says:

    Ilario sorry I missed the run today but this little buttercup took the day off for rest and relaxation! and to find my glasses…lol!