How do you train for an Ironman competition? According to Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance, it doesn’t have to take long distances or long time commitments.
CrossFit Endurance is trying to create a different kind of endurance athlete. While traditional long-distance training is effective, it is not the only way to train for endurance events. Short, intense workouts can also influence endurance performance. For example, CrossFit Endurance weekly training totals 7-10 times less distance than traditional training, but athletes are still finishing strong and making personal records in competition. Through CrossFit Endurance training protocols, more athletes can train for endurance events, and the sport becomes more accessible to those unable to make time for traditional training.
Find out how from Ironman athletes coached by Max Wunderle performed at the Ford Ironman Lake Placid.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: New World Order for Endurance Training by Brian MacKenzie, published Nov. 1, 2007.