Post-Open and upcoming events blog


Wrapping up the Open

15.5 is almost here!  I’m excited to see what’s in store for us, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited for the 2015 Open season to be drawing to an end.  5 weeks is a long time to try to keep everyone at 100% for, and I think we’re all feeling the effects of the increased intensity leading up to and through the Opens.


Just to keep you all informed, here’s what you can expect:  The week following the Open (the week of the 30th) will be taking things a bit easier, working on some tech work, and (hopefully!!!) getting outside for some shorter runs.  I expect this in and of itself to cause some people to be a bit more sore than usual, simply because we haven’t really been able to get out and run all winter.  But, the point is, this next week’s intent is to take things a bit easier to try to recuperate from the competition season.


I know we still have one more workout to log as a community together, but I can’t say it enough—I’m so proud of how far so many of you all have come and the quality of athlete we attract here at CFD.  I’m grateful to be a part of this community, and I’m proud of not only our great work ethic, but our ethics in general—there isn’t a rep you could take away from any of our scores this last season.  We hold ourselves to a high standard of integrity, and I’m proud to be regularly training alongside you all.


What’s next?

Heading into April, we’re looking at changing gears and going back into that long-game approach to fitness—steering towards building that absolute strength base, working some progressions in the technical movements, and working on picking back up in building our aerobic engines again.  I’m always looking forward to this part—it’s a fresh start, and new beginnings.  I already have written a new Strength Gain cycle that we can start that very next week as well!  It’s free to unlimited members and continues to add value to your membership here at CFD.


Reaching out…

Also, just to put this out there:  If you need help in any way (you’re feeling run down, plateaued, need specific work, etc…), PLEASE reach out to me and bring your issues to my attention.  In short, every single athlete hits peaks and valleys, ebbs and flows with their training for so many reasons.  It can be the program taking a toll on your essence as an athlete, it can be inappropriate fueling, resting, mobility, and/or recovery protocols, it can be any combination of lifestyle issues, etc.  The point is, the one hour you spend at CFD a handful of times a week is a very small part of the puzzle.  Please allow me to help out in other areas if you’re feeling like something isn’t working for you, because there is certainly many approaches to addressing issues that could be holding you back.  Not bringing issues to my attention that I could potentially help you with is not the solution!  I’m here to help, and I WANT to help, and I try very hard every day to make CFD a better place, so please utilize me!


For only being a few months into 2015, it seems like so much has already been accomplished!  Let’s keep this momentum going.


RLTW <1>


—Coach Phil