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The Pose Method

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Running, Videos

November 17, 2009

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CrossFitters know all about gravity: it’s the unrelenting force that sometimes keeps a PR deadlift glued to the floor. But according to Dr. Nicholas Romanov, gravity can also make you a better runner.

Dr. Romanov, a two-time Olympic coach, invented the Pose Method in the 1970s as a way to improve efficiency by letting gravity do some of the work usually done by muscles. For an untrained observer, it can be hard to tell Pose… Continue Reading

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One Hundred Miles of Trials

By Shane Skowron

In Running

August 15, 2009

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Shane Skowron describes how he became the youngest finisher in a 100 mile race, and Brian MacKenzie and Carl Borg of CrossFit Endurance explain what they think it means.

I was 20 years old on July 18, race day of the 2009 Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run (VT 100). On July 19—28 hours and 26 minutes later—I was its youngest finisher.

During my training in the months leading to the race, I used… Continue Reading

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In Running

July 31, 2009

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After the training comes the race-day strategy. Parker Morse offers tips to help you race like a pro and set a PR.

Maybe you’ve never really thought of yourself as a much of a runner. Maybe you were inspired by the two running events at the 2009 CrossFit Games. You’ve been training for weeks or months, and you’ve been pleasantly surprised to see much-improved times. Now… Continue Reading

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In Running

June 09, 2009

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Scott Hartley thought his running career was over. Then he discovered CrossFit at 44. Parker Morse tells how Hartley went from the sidelines to the finish line and became one of the fastest masters runners in the United States.

Scott Hartley is defying just about everything: the odds, conventional wisdom and his own running past.

Early in March, Hartley, from Nunn, Colorado, won the 800-meter and one-mile races at the 2009 U.S.A. Masters… Continue Reading

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Teaching Running as a Skill

By Brian Mackenzie

In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

May 23, 2009

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Brian Mackenzie of CrossFit Endurance offers seminars on efficient running techniques. In this video from Again Faster Mackenzie emphasized that foundational work on skills and drills must come first. Getting faster comes second.

Mackenzie told seminar participants, “There is a reason we do a workout with running in it. It's to show you how quickly it can go to shit” if technique is lacking. “If you don't… Continue Reading

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Episode 67 of CrossFit Radio aired Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. PDT.

01:43 A special series of audio clips called "The Voices of CrossFit" opened the show. Affiliate owners explained why it is so important to support the CrossFit RRG, a form of self-insurance. Host Justin Judkins announced that CrossFit HQ had contributed $40,000 to the cause. He said affiliates are being asked to contribute $1,000 each and… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Running, Videos

May 04, 2009

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At 3:45 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2009, Greg Amundson left CrossFit Camp Pendleton running a 12min mile pace. He was attempting to run 100 miles in 24 hours. To make matters more interesting, his training was just the CrossFit main site workouts, and his diet was pure Zone before, during, and after the run.

Now CrossFit never claims that the main site workouts are designed to prepare you to… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Radio, Running

May 04, 2009

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Episode 63 of CrossFit Radio was aired on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6 p.m. PDT.

02:50 Scott Hartley is running less and winning more. He recently won the Masters Indoor Nationals in both he 800 meters and the mile in the M45 category. Much of his training is based on CrossFit. His training log looks quite different from the logs of other runners. Michael, Cindy and Fran are a big part of how he… Continue Reading

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