Hey, FitFam! We are now 6 days away from Murph. Ready or not, it’s here!
Some things to focus on this week before the big day:
- Sleep – Get plenty of sleep. In addition to sleep being absolutely essential to your athletic performance and muscle recovery, it also reduces your risk for injury.
- Hydration – Water maintains blood volume, regulates your body temperature, and is involved in muscle contractions. Proper hydration can help you maintain normal muscle function as well as reducing the risk of heat stress. And we all know that the end of May in Texas is going to be HOT.
- Nutrition – Focus on making healthy food choices this week. You are more likely to be tired and perform poorly if you haven’t taken in enough calories, healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Eat a healthy breakfast before the workout, too. Murph isn’t the kind of workout you can do without any fuel in your body. Choose something that you know is a ‘safe’ breakfast. Don’t go experimenting with a new food the morning of the WOD.
On May 28th, Eximo will open its doors at 8:30am to warm up. The WOD will begin at 9am. If you haven’t thought about it yet, make a plan for how to tackle the rep scheme. Not sure where to start? Check out this link.
Most of all, remember what the day is really about. Murph is a challenge, but this isn’t about your time or Rx’ing the workout.
Murph is how the CrossFit community honors Lt. Michael P. Murphy. He was a Navy SEAL officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operations Red Wings in Afghanistan. Lt. Murphy was killed in action on June 28, 2005. He was 29 years old. The Murph is rumored to have been his favorite workout.
So, do the right things: prep, sleep, hydrate, eat right. But also remember why we’re really there: to honor those we’ve lost.
See you at the starting line!