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Bootcamp Recap and Bright Lights 5K

By Jake | In Events and Announcements | on October 5, 2013


Last Saturday we had 8 members from the gym participate in the Bootcamp Challenge down in San Diego. With a check-in time of 630am most of us had to leave the south bay around 5 in the morning to get there on time. As we pulled up to gate 5, the only gate that allowed participants to enter, we noticed that some cars were going through security inspection. Ashley and I were one of the many selected cars that had to be examined. We had to turn off the engine, open all the doors, and pop the hood and trunk. After about 3-4 minutes we were allowed to return to the car and continue onto parking. After parking we strolled over to the participant’s area where vendors were giving out shirts, sports drinks, nutrition bard, and even military haircuts (Paul K. got in on this one). With about 20 minutes until our race we made our way to the start line. We heard the main drill instructor shouting out instructions rules of the race. When the gun went off we made our way to open space since it was very crowded. The first mile was on flat blacktop with some hay stacks to step over. Mile 2 is where the obstacles started really came into effect. There were plenty of logs and walls to climb over, tunnels to crawl through, trenches to jump into, and pushups to be knocked out quickly. Needless to say it got tiring very fast. As we finished the main obstacle course and worked through mile 3 we all felt pretty damn good crossing the finish line. A big shout out to Kevin R. who felt like the run was a big challenge, but managed to keep moving the entire time. Michele was an animal during the race and sprinted when she had the space. Ashley, who despises running, never walked once and kept a steady pace. Colleen, Mat, and Paul made the run look easy with the many miles they have under their belts. Cherie, a former Intrepid but an Intrepid nonetheless, also performed well. If there is a big demand to do this race again next year I will have no issues organizing.

Since we are on the topic of races, the Bright Lights 5K will be taking place at the Stub Hub Center on November 1, 2013. The site (built by Mike Huynh) details, that this event is more about fun, dancing, and an overall good time than an actual race. In my mind I see it as a glow in the dark or black light party. There is still plenty of time to register and if you have a group of 6 or more that will take off $5. The fun does not stop once you cross the finish the line. DJ Jace One will be playing at 9pm to keep the fun going and food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is open to every one of all ages. Proceeds will benefit Noah’s Bark Pet Rescue. Come on and register now!

WOD 10.05.2013

Partner WOD-

4 Mins to build max Hang Power Clean


  • 6 Rope Climbs
  • 50 Push Press (135/93)
  • 75 T2B
  • 100 Double Unders

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