To Anders Varner, a half-marathon as “just another workout.” Hilary Achauer reports.
It came out of his mouth before he thought about what he was saying: “I bet I could run a half marathon using only CrossFit as my training. No running.”
Anders Varner, co-owner of CrossFit PB in San Diego, Calif., was talking to Patrick, a member who regularly runs marathons and triathlons. Anders was describing how the CrossFit philosophy of weightlifting and short, explosive exercises is much better training than going out and logging 10 miles a day, and he got a little carried away. He wasn’t prepared for what Patrick said next.
“You’re on. The Carlsbad Half Marathon, Jan. 23. We’ll do it together.”