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For time, Row 2000 meters

Please read Coach Nick's article on "How to Row a 2000m Race" before coming in today.

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compare to 12.11.10

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Good Luck CFSBK Pub Quiz Team

We had a nice chunk of folks sign up to participate in the Pub Quiz tonight at Pacific Standard. Best of luck to our 12 favorite know-it-alls.  Three cheers for beers, trivia and good folks!

The Team:
Stella Z
Kristen H
Keith W
Ryan J
Janelle R
Noah B
Julie B
Sameer P
Samir C
Andrew M
Dan E
Emily A

Taking Antibiotics?

We recently stumbled upon this gem of information from the Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf and Greg Everett. A question came up about taking Cipro and the related side effects the person was experiencing.  During their answer, Robb mentions that people taking antibiotics are at a higher risk for soft tissue injury.  If you're on an antibiotic or ever find yourself taking one, please let us know so we can best help you modify the workout.  Thanks!

"One deal with Cipro and related antibiotics is that you are at extremely high risk for tendon and ligament rupture, particularly tendon rupture. It can destabilize the integrity of the tendon. So if you go on Cipro and related antibiotics, you need to really ramp up your exercise very, very incrementally after you come off of it, and this is for like six or eight weeks afterwards. You can pull the Achilles tendon off of the calcaneus. You can pop your quadricep tendon off of the patella, a host of things like that. So that's one thing that is not on the radar for folks. You need to really ramp up your activity level very slowly and carefully after that." - Robb Wolf

Trivia Question: Of the chemical elements between #95 and 100, three are named for humans. Name the three.
(The answer has to come straight from your brain piece. No searching allowed!)
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Just a comment on antibiotic use and tendon injury....its not just Cipro you should be cautious of. It is the entire class of antibiotic drugs called Fluoroquinolones. Cipro is the most popular but also look out for Levaquin, Factiv, and Avelox which are also somewhat commonly used Quinolones.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKiki

I think the three elements are Einsteinium, Seaborgium and Rutherfordium.

Named after Albert Einstein, Glenn Seaborg and Lord Rutherford (can't remember his first name)

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

I think there is an element called Kurchatovium named after a Russian physicist. It's possible that the trick element in this question is the business of naming the ones between 95 and 100 because some of the ones I've named might be over 100. And now I seem to remember Mendeleevium as well...

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

Samir: I KNOW. I was a chem major and I can probably make a pretty good list of the ones that are named after people, but to remember which ones are between 95 and 100...not so much.

I think you're right on Einsteinium and Rutherfordium, but that Seaborgium might be over 100. Yes, there is a Mendeleevium and I'm pretty sure it's one of the ones over 100.

There's also Fermium but I'm not sure where that goes.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStella

(named for Enrico Fermi)


May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Stella: Yup, I checked the periodic table - my answer is only partially correct. Let's see if someone gets all three right. Here is another trivia question. You aren't allowed to answer this one, because I'm pretty sure you know it!

Name the element named after a US state
Name the element named after a US university

No Googling!

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

Yup, I know which two you mean. Not sayin'. :)

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStella

My guesses were Einsteinium, Curium (after my Polish peep Marie Curie) and no friggin idea on the third.
As for Samir's add on - Californium and the University one is stumping me but I'll kick myself when I hear it.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDMak

DMak: Good stuff! As for the university, let me just say that you are getting warm with Californium...

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoor Alam

Er, that was Samir - caught using Noor's laptop again!

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoor Alam

Um, hello? 2K row anyone?

7:53:8 (pr by 3 1/2 seconds)

Thanks to Isaac for barking me to the finish--seriously considered just stopping after 1000m. The inimitable (and why would anyone want to?) wisdom of Chris Fox: "That's a lot of fuckin' work for three seconds." Yes, it was.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter H.

7:24.4 pr by 8 seconds. I'm going to thank Coach Fox and Peter and Nespresso for keeping me focused.

Did anyone get under 7 minutes? Post!

Also where do I post about I'll bring for Murph?


May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac Green

Looked back in my notes to some previous 2K times:

9:21 in Nov '10
8:37 in March '12
8:39 today

Pretty happy with this time, as I haven't been in to the gym in over a week and wasn't expecting any magic today. Fox's coaching on the 2K was really helpful, and man does that last 200 meters hurt. Legs were like jelly walking down to 3rd avenue.

I don't know how I got listed as part of the pub quiz team for tonight but I most decidedly am not. I stick to things I'm good at, like rock paper scissors and petting puppies. I may stop by, however, to cheer on the smart people. Stella and Samir were just sort of making my brain hurt a little with their conversation...

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKH

I think the posts have proven we're up to PacStan's challenge tonight.

Will test 2K tomorrow for the first time since CRASH-Bs in February. The legs should be feeling a bit better by then--the half yesterday took a lot out of me.

May 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterRyan

Califorium and Berkelium.

Fiat Lux, Roll On Your Bears, Etc.

May 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterJoe

Great job to all our 2Kers today! fun times at le gym this weekend.

Time to clean up while listening to the Cure!

May 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterDavid Osorio

9am with coach fox

pre wu
foam roll
line drills
row wu

2K row
felt pretty good. power 10's

cool down
couch stretch
playing with the kids on the


1pm ken's ring strength class
hand stand practice
5 ring dips
5 strict pull ups
5 planch push ups
5 v ups


ring l sits
back levers
front levers

as always, good stuff.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMcGrath

I did not row the 2K today, congrats to those that did, but am most definitely part of tonights Pub Crew. I honed my skills this past week by schooling the kids in my neighborhood about 50 Cent trivia - hello yes he did get food poisoning from a hamburger, and doing morning math for two of my partners - and it was all correct. BOOM! The other teams don't stand a chance. I might be flexing a little bit right now - biceps and brains.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Lol you guys are more than ready for the bar quiz. If my past experience at bar trivia holds any weight you guys are more than prepared.


I was rowing so slow but that's all I had after being off for a month.
Great idea coming back during crush week!

After I finished rowing it took me awhile to recover then after a few minutes it was like my body shorted out and I had to sit down again.

Also feel te doms coming Even though in the past rowing never made me sore.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawnS

I felt like I'd been napalmed after I finished - 7:21, or 22, which was a pr. The display spazzed out at 1 meter to go, so as they say in Spinal Tap, "best left unsolved..." That people can do this event in sub 7:00 is just nuts.

Much thanks to Nick and Noor for the encouragement. Good luck to the quiz team.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Haven't been posting workouts on the blog in a long while, figure I should get back at it.

Today was my first time rowing a 2k - 8:07
Thought maybe I could break 8, but the first 500m put an end to that idea.

Legs were jelly afterwards. After a quite a bit of rest did some accessory work:

Pull ups: 3x5

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames N.

my body screaming for help. Remind me not to take a month off again.


now a cold is coming on too.

just flooded my system with fish oil.


May 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershawn$

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