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Mud runs, obstacle-course races and novelty endurance events are growing in popularity, and some CrossFit gyms now cater to participants.
Obstacle-course racing gets under your skin. And in your mouth.
This year, hundreds of thousands of racers will shiver and shamble their way through icy mud, receive mild electric shocks and perhaps even risk infections borne by feces. Some will be swathed in capes, and others will wear Viking… Continue Reading
The human body is no different than a wheel and must function by the same laws of physics, says Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance.
To get the body trained in this manner, MacKenzie runs a group of athletes through a series of drills at CrossFit HQ in Scotts Valley, Calif. The first uses sets of hops and then “leaning hops” to help the athletes understand gravity’s role in running. Another drill involves leaning forward and focusing on… Continue Reading
At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights drills for falling.
The first is a partner-lean drill where one person quite literally falls into the hands of another and then runs in place.
“As the coach, I’m gonna go, ‘Is he pulling underneath? Are his heels kissing? Is his head up? Shoulders up?’ And as soon as he did that, I should not feel… Continue Reading
At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights drills for pulling.
He starts by reviewing what it means to pull the foot beneath the hip low, medium or high.
“The lower you pull, the slower you go,” Katona explains. “The higher you pull, the faster you go.”
The first drill is a single-leg low pull.
“You’re gonna come out of that lean and then pull.”
Here, Katona emphasizes the… Continue Reading
To keep it simple, Doug Katona starts this CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course with the three running fundamentals: Pose/position, fall, pull. Katona emphasizes it’s not posture but position at CrossFit Walnut in California.
“So when you run, if you’re not afraid to fall, you’ll be OK,” Katona says.
Fast runners, he adds, have less fear of falling.
The ultimate goal, Katona explains, is to reclaim the correct position as fast as… Continue Reading
Bailey, who finished sixth at this year’s CrossFit Games, is a former college sprinter whose best 400-meter time was 47 seconds.
Running a marathon is no easy task. Running it blindfolded makes it even harder. But that’s exactly what 40-year-old Chris Cavallerano did in April.
After years of being involved with the National Braille Press, a nonprofit braille publisher, the CrossFit New England member chose to run this year’s Boston Marathon blindfolded with a guide and raise money for the National Braille Press.
“I went into it thinking this is going to be basically… Continue Reading
At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked with Bret Ellis to improve his running form. In Part 3, the Pose Method creator teaches the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., about cadence.
Unfortunately, Ellis is having a hard time, and his effort his visible.
“You’re still trying to look a certain position ’cause you haven’t quite felt it yet,” observes CrossFit Games General… Continue Reading