You can take two routes when training for a marathon or ultra-marathon: you can take the traditional approach and run endless miles that beat you down, or you can do CrossFit. Brad Mckee of CrossFit Hammond started with the former, and when his body started to ache, he went back to CrossFit.
His ultra-marathon? A 100-mile run through Louisiana in support of his Disposable Heroes Project to raise funds for wounded warriors and their families.
In Part 2 of this four-part story, Mckee explains his strategy for the trip and the physical challenges he plans to overcome. He’s been battling sore knees in the period before the marathon, but he’s confident that great planning, optimism and rugged determination will help him overcome aching joints, cramping muscles and fatigue.
Parts 3 and 4 will be released over the next two days.
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Additional video: Brooklyn’s Wounded Warrior by Keith Zeier, published Oct. 2, 2009.