Devotees of the training regimen say you don’t need long runs to train for distance running.
CrossFit continues to grow in popularity—you probably have some friends who swear by it. While you may not think CrossFit can benefit you as a runner, Brian MacKenzie, a power lifter turned ultraendurance athlete based in southern California, would beg to differ.
It’s not all about crazy lifting moves you couldn’t fathom performing. In fact, MacKenzie developed CrossFit Endurance, a training program that has cross-over appeal for endurance athletes to make them faster and stronger overall.
By mixing and matching three to four of the following CrossFit moves into your training routine—even just once a week—with the high-intensity intervals and endurance runs prescribed, and you’ll benefit as a runner.
2) Butterfly Sit-Ups
3) Jump Rope
8) Kipping Pull-Ups
9) Run it
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Source: Runners World (www.runnersworld.com)