Monday, 22 Feb, 2010

Posted by Mandee on February 22, 2010   |   32 Comments

Run or Row 5K

Post time to comments.

Compare to 080209.

Question of the day: What makes rowing a 5k harder or easier than running it for some people and not others? Give us your best explanation.

Six meaningless claims found on food lables

32 responses to “Monday, 22 Feb, 2010”

  1. Linda P. says:

    This was my first 5K run, evah and I will be 43 years-old in 12 days!!! 35:25

    • Emily D. says:

      Awesome Linda!!!

      I have not had to run a 5k since starting Crossfit because of tornadoes…..and the fact that it is always dark. I DESPISE running….and to be honest I have never run a 5k in my life so it does freak me out. Rowing however is the only thing that has ever made me meet pukie so I have a love/hate relationship with it. It sucks for us shorter (and weaker) folks….and I dread it more than anything but I always feel great after finishing.

      Not looking forward to tonight….but ready to get it done and over with 🙂 I think it makes it worse that I have to sit here all day and think about it!

    • Tasha W says:

      That’s AWESOME! Great time for your first 5K, Linda!

  2. LeshaS says:

    Great job, Linda!

    No trail run this a.m. due to the mud and my aversion to falling and busting my arse, so I ran on the streets of my ‘hood. 30:20. This is about 4 minutes faster than my last trail run, which I know doesn’t compare… but it is also my fastest 5K on the street by about 3 minutes, so I am seeing some results from the CFE work I’ve done.

    As for the question of the day – it’s all mental for me. I am a better rower (duh) because I feel more successful rowing (time is faster). I hate to run because I stink at it. Not many people like to do things they stink at, right? So, I will keep chugging away at the running, if only to get a LITTLE better.

  3. Kerri says:

    I can tell the days are getting longer….It won’t be too long til the PM classes will be following suit with the trail runs..=o)
    It’s daylight til at least 6pm these days…Emily, your relationship with Pukie may just be over soon, as you transition off of the rower and onto the CC Trail!!

  4. Craig Herr says:

    Linda Great Job!!!

    as rx’d–7 am in the mud 22:40

    They are about equally crappy for me but I would say rowing often times feels more painful. I think it is simply because you stare at the darn clock/pace number and you know when you are slowing down-and you have to use your arms to pull. When you run you think you are running a fast pace and often find you were running much slower. When I get done rowing I feel like I could fall off the rower and die. I only feel that way when I am running with someone chasing me or me chasing them.

  5. Tasha W says:

    Question of the day: For me, running is much easier–probably because I’ve been doing it for years and I’m more comfortable with it. I never rowed a day in my life before Crossfit and I agree with Craig–watching that countdown right in front of your face sucks, and I’m much stronger in my lower body than my upper body so the “using your arms/shoulders” part of rowing really is no fun for me. Also, being a “vertically challenged” gal, I don’t get as much distance with either exercise even though I may be putting in the same amount of effort as others. I don’t mind it so much with running cause I’m used to it and I’ve got my stride figured out, but with rowing I guess it still gets on my nerves! 🙂

  6. Justin says:

    Craig passed me about 100 yards from the finish, and I just couldn’t keep up.

    I think rowing sucks a lot worse because I can see my pace the whole time. With running I’m pretty oblivious to how fast or slow I am actually going. I just try to run at a mildly uncomfortable pace. On the rower I know how fast I should be going, and there always seems to be someone behind me to yell at me when my pace drops off too much.

  7. Linda P. says:

    My answer for the question of the day: Although, I was apprehensive about running the 5K this morning (never been a runner,) I was looking forward to it over rowing. I’ve always been a hiker, and I like the idea of my surrounding changing instead of seeing a wall in front of me constantly getting closer and then farther away from me (back and forth motion)and/or constantly looking at the data in front of me on a screen. I seem to get lost in my thoughts a bit moe when I am hiking/running, except watching out for tree roots and puddles. I will say during the last 1/2 mile of today’s run, I wasn’t lost in my thoughts: I was very aware of my activity since I collected, what seems like 10 pounds of wet red clay on the bottom of each shoe and I was feeling every step at the end.

  8. Will Blankenship says:

    I didn’t have time to meet at the gym, so I ran on my own. I met everyone at about the 2.5 mile mark. I just kept a slow constant pace. I didn’t break any land speed records and I was a full 2 minutes over my norm, but it was a good run. 28:50

    Running on your own sucks ass. Especially when you have 5 extra pounds of mud on each foot.

  9. Larry Lowe says:


    slippery, soggy, and slow.

  10. Lynn says:

    21:47- The course was painful with the mud- The “steep hill” was definitely an eye-opener!

  11. tracey says:

    28:38…not close to my pr but im happy, because it was slick out there. Great job Linda and Lynn!

    Rowing is harder because you are not going ANYWHERE…unless you are really rowing in water. I like running. Im not great at it but it gives me such a sense of accomplishment.

  12. Craig Herr says:

    I just heard from Joe C and he won the entire Pizza competition in Ohio!! I will pass along details as I get them.

  13. Shawn Kent says:

    Ran on Mt. Sano from house into park and back. Nice weather up here for running on the streets. Took the park route for the added scenery.

    TIME = 28:31

    *First real run since severely spraining my ankle back in October. Pretty satisfied, but will try to trim at least 30 seconds next time.*

  14. klowe says:

    Making up the run tomorrow. Rest day today for me due to 8 hours of logging my “swamp” yesterday. I’m beyond muscle fatigued.

    Anyways….for those that hate running in the mud due to heavy shoes and stuck on mud. Buy a pair of the INOV-8 Talons! Uber light shoe that does not hold water or mud and has the grip of monster truck tires.


    see yall tomorrow.


    • Lynn says:

      The Inov’s are gorgeous shoes! The more I do Crossfit, the more my Asics “lightweight” shoes feel like lead. Are the Inov’s available at Fleet Feet?

    • Josh says:

      Lynn, they are available at First Place Athletics on L & N Drive next to the mall. I know there for sure, but not100% about Fleet Feet.

  15. Patrick says:

    5K row: 22:20 (9 sec over PR)
    Sub 22 remains my goal.

    Concerning the QOD: I’m not a particularly fast, graceful or skilled runner. However, in choosing between a run outside and a C2 row, I’d rather run. Between a treadmill run and a C2 row, I’d rather row. There are few things I detest more than human hamster wheels.

  16. Josh says:

    My shoes didn’t gunk up too bad today but they slipped alot due to worn tread, I believe. Looks like some inov8’s in my near future too. On another note, I need to start running alot more! Anyone else interested in weekends at monte sano once the weather gets a little nicer on a consistent basis?

  17. Tasha W says:

    Row: 24:02 (PR!) Beat my time from 12-29 by 1:40. All because of Jake and Kerri pushing me, I know it! Thanks, guys. 🙂

  18. Robert S. says:

    Row 5k, 21:40 (16 sec over pr)

    A simple answer from me. Rowing is not fun, running is.

  19. Kerri says:

    Row 5K-20:52 old PR in December by 37 seconds.
    My goal was to get a sub 21 time…Thanks to Josh for the 2:00 tip for the last 1000m, to Jake for yelling me across the finish line, and to Tasha for row, row, rowing her boat mightily down the stream with me!!
    New goal: Sub 20…but, it may take a few more tries!!

    I like rowing better, because it’s about 11-12 minutes faster than my 5Krun…Running continues to be my nemesis (especially the CCC), but, I’m hoping one day, I’ll excel enough at it to like it….Nahhhhh…..

  20. Aaron says:

    21:10 on local 5k road course. Took it easy today, felt good to get out and work on Pose.

    Rowing wrecks me everytime.

  21. Katie says:

    5K in the Huntsville CC course in the mud 30:40.. slower than my PR by almost 3 minutes. I think the big tread on my new shoes made them heavier in the mud. Okay, maybe not 3 minutes heavier, but it could have made a difference.

  22. Jake Naumcheff says:

    5k Row

    PR by 31 seconds. Thanks for the push josh. Great intensity at the evening classes tonight. Congrats Joe C!!!

  23. tracey says:

    800 M run
    15 med ball cleans 8#
    600 M run
    15 burpees
    400 M run
    15 wall balls 8#
    200 M run

    Great work today!

  24. Slade White says:

    Rowed as Rx’d 21:17

  25. Emily D. says:

    rowed 5K 25:12 PR by 4 seconds but I was shooting for sub-25.

    I wanted to hurl around the half way mark….lunch didn’t settle well. The weekend of beer and fried food didn’t help me either……but back on the clean eating so next time I will get there!

    Also only had a few hours of sleep thanks to some evil beagles that didn’t want to sleep with the storm the night before. The last 3 times I have had to row have been after a sleep deprived night.