Here is Why CrossFitters Should Love Running

CrossFit Endurance Instructor Chris Hinshaw is an amazing Triathlete turned CrossFitter after experiencing how greatly it’s training principles improved his health. Now, he turns his incredible knowledge of triathalon and endurance training on CrossFit’s best athletes and proves that you can structure aerobic workouts that will not weaken your other skills, but rather strengthens each component drastically!

Here is a fantastic podcast interview with Chris Hinshaw explaining the science and detail of this method in greater depth, produced by Barbell Shurgged. You can also check out his website to see 4 weekly workouts posted with these goals in mind!

My 3 Take-Aways:

  1. 1. 2 Days a week along with regular CF Training is what it takes!
  2. 2. You develop an amazing awareness for intensity at bodyweight when you run building a precise understanding of your capacity.
  3. 3. We want to use running to increase the relationship between our anaerobic and aerobic capacity (400 meter time versus mile time) and this should be done while remembering that younger athletes (under 40) will benefit from an endurance training program whereas older athletes (over 40) benefit from speed training.