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Focusing on CrossFit Endurance

Posted Jul 04 2010 10:46am

I was a marathon runner, remember? I used to spend upwards of 10 hours a week training for a marathon that included a 2+ hour run each weekend. That got old quick and I got injured, if you have followed this blog long enough. Tendinitis in my right knee stopped me cold for months- even though I finished the marathon, I wasn’t better for a long time after that race. Now, I do Cross Fit five days a week and I love it! I was even lucky enough to do Cross Fit on the beach yesterday with a bunch of other like minded soles…nothing like a 300 jumping squats, 150 Sumo-Dead lift High Pulls, Thrusters and sandy burpees with hundreds of beer drinking beach goers watching you!

So, in conjunction with CrossFit.com there is CrossFitEndurance . No more long runs EVAHHHHHHHH! Total work time involved is less than 10 hours a week for both workouts! How does it work? You start with the WOD on CrossFit’s main site. Do that for one month. Then, add in 1 CrossFit Endurance WOD on the same days as the Cross Fit main site WOD, then take a rest day the next.

For Example CrossFit’s Main Site WOD;
Ten rounds for time of 10 Pull-ups
10 Dips
10 Sit-ups
10 Squats

Then, 3-4 hours later from the CrossFit Endurance site complete Choose ONE of the Following Sports:

Swim, Bike, Run, C2

4×5 min intervals w/3min recovery between rounds.

Hold maximal distance possible on each of the 5 min rounds.

There is a great article in this month’s Los Angeles Sports and Fitness magazine about CrossFit Endurance. Click here for the full article.

If I were to choose to do another marathon, 1/2 marathon or any other endurance sport, this is the way I’d train!
To read more, go to CrossFit Endurance and read the FAQ page.

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