Our own Kate Roche was in Alaska this past summer for a family wedding. She went out a few days early with her boyfriend to do some things normally reserved for Discovery Channel survival shows, putting her CrossFit training to use in the process.
A little sore from walking lunges and several hours of air travel, Kate began her adventure with a hike up Mount Marathon (3,000′) in Seward, AK. Next they paddled 8 miles to Thumb Cove to camp under mountains and glaciers. The following morning they had an 8 mile return paddle, on which they saw a lot of wildlife including bald eagles and humpback whales. Despite her lack of experience with sea kayaking, Kate says she wasn’t sore from 16 miles of ocean paddling, crediting CrossFit.
Kate wraps up the story nicely, so in her own words:
October 12, 2011
Strength: Push Press 2-2-2-2-2-2
5 Ground-to-Overhead (60kg/45kg)
7 Burpee Box Jumps (24″/20″)
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