27 Sep '12, 11pm

Six Ways CrossFit Can Benefit Runners via @runcompetitor

Six Ways CrossFit Can Benefit Runners via @runcompetitor

At the time I’d been reporting on CrossFit as it was being used by triathletes for a story in Triathlete Magazine. As I assume many runners with my background would be, I was exceptionally skeptical. But as I interviewed Brian MacKenzie, the founder of CrossFit Endurance—a specialty branch of CrossFit that marries CrossFit workouts with a streamlined program of speed endurance workouts, technique, mobility and a low-carb nutrition program—and also interviewed triathletes that had been following the program, I decided I wanted to give it a try. If the Lydiard-style training that I’d been following for 20 years had still been working for me I probably wouldn’t have. But the facts in my case were clear: I was always injured and my overall health and well-being were falling apart. I was a vegan at the time, practicing a diet that was roughly 75% carbs and very low fat. After s...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2012/09/features/six-ways-c...

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