I’m spending the week pouring over my new London guide book in preparation for Friday’s trip. I’ve found a few fit crash ideas and can’t wait to share all of the sweaty details with you. Until then…enjoy this new batch of crash reports and go get started on a few of your own!
Pennies on the Run crashed at Yoga District
I will definitely be going back to Yoga District. I loved the vibe and at $10 a class, it’s a perfect place to pop in for a class when I have time. I will just be careful what classes I pick in the future so I have the appropriate expectations
Super Sana crashed a Real Ride at Revolve
The class was pretty challenging, however the only thing I did not like was that the music was too loud to hear the instructor clearly. However, I will take the loud & awesome music over the crappy music my other spin classes play.
Sarah from Passion and Laughter shares four reasons why she thinks indoor spinning at Revolve is the bee’s knees
During the second song, I knew I wanted to die. That’s when I knew I was in love.
Burn it Off DC traveled to NYC and crashed a spin class at Flywheel (I didn’t even know a $32 spin class existed!)
One key difference in the Flywheel experience is the use of technology. Each bike had a small data box near the top of the front wheel…The playlist was upbeat with some familiar favorites with a house-music bent.
Anne at fannetastic food just partnered with Crossfit Arlington and is blogging about her first session
I love CrossFit because the workouts are hard and give great results (and I get a WAY better workout than I would on my own), but mostly because it’s fun. It feels like you’re at a sports practice or something – a million times better than working out alone at the gym.
And shared a few photos from her post Rock ‘n Roll half marathon yoga class at The Studio DC
My legs were reeeeally tight so it felt great to do yoga! I kept it low key and enjoyed the stretch. If anything was too much for my tired legs, I simply came out of it and took a break or a sip of water.
Jessica at Pace of Me gave a full Rock ‘n Roll half marathon report, including details about her speedy new PR of 1:33:
I ran the full marathon at RnR USA last year and this is where I achieved my first BQ time, finishing it in 3:34. The race just holds a special place in my heart for this reason and it always will. I was excited to experience the half marathon, even though I knew they were making some changes to the course and that it would be even hillier and more challenging than last year.
K.Ro at Forever Striding also ran the Rock n’ Roll half marathon and gave helpful feedback about aspects of the race she wasn’t crazy about
The thing is, I can’t overlook the negative aspects of the RnR USA half. They were pervasive throughout the race and all aspects of my experience and, having run other races put on by the Competitor Group, I know they have the experience and resources to plan better and prevent things like this from happening.
The Sweet Life with Ericka talked about her race-day decision to listen to her body and go for the Rock ‘n Roll half option instead of the full
So, Rock n’ Roll half marathon — we met again. I did not conquer all this year but I have never regretted a race. Despite feeling achy and slow during this 13.1, I still enjoyed being in the midst of it all.
And Ericka got creative by putting together her own crash using the Parcourse equipment at a local park
Being at the park reminds of recess as a kid on the playground. I was always obsessed with any kind of bar you hang on and swing from.
Colleen at Live Free and Run crashed the full Rock n’ Roll marathon (woot! congrats!) and gave an extremely insightful and comprehensive report on everything from the expo to the finish line music. If you want the full skinny on the race, be sure to check out her post.
If I was to give this race a grade, as I have done the others it would be a C. Which is sad. It was my first marathon and I wanted to love it. In many ways I did, but there was a lot to be desired… I really don’t like the way that they treat the full marathoners….they are running twice as far….don’t discount them!
And before the marathon, Colleen ran the Fort Hunt 10k with the DC Road Runners, finishing third overall for women:
It was a unique course as it was a 5 laps of the loop. I was afraid I would loose count!
Jennifer from A Knack for Nutrition crushed ZWOW #60 and shared what she likes about Zuzka Light’s workout videos:
I’ve been a fan for a while, as most of her exercises can be done sans gym equipment. The workouts are tough but quick which fit the bill for Monday night.
Laney at Running on Veggies crashed her first class at Down Dog Yoga
During the practice I touched the girl to the left of me more than once, and felt like my feet were in the face of the girl next to me all the time. All that aside, I absolutely loved this class taught by Rachel. She was encouraging, but fierce in pushing us to extend ourselves just a bit more.
The Workout Wonks tested out the scene at a MyBootcamp workout
While at the time I felt I could’ve done another circuit…the soreness I felt the following day was clear evidence that MyBootcamp had done its job. It got me moving in ways I wasn’t accustomed to and in a setting that was fun and energetic.