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The week is off to a much better start than last week.

But I did my first week of my CrossFit Endurance half training plan. And it just so happens, that it corresponds perfectly with the 6 Month Running Challenge. The basics of the CrossFit Endurance is to make each run count. No recovery runs or maintenance running. They are based on speedwork and high intensity interval training. By combining the strength and power endurance from regular crossfit workouts with spedwork from the endurance program, a runner should be ready for race day. Considering that I’m slower than cold molasses in a frozen tin jug, anything will help.

Here are the workouts from last week

Tuesday: Short Intervals: 16 x 200m, 8mph on treadmill.

Thursday: Long Intervals: 2 x 1600m, 5.5 mph on TM

Sunday: Tempo Run: 4 miles, 75% of 5K pace. This is the closest to a “long run”.

I’ll be honest. Speedwork sucks. But I think I’ve been propping up in the comfort zone for a few…years. Having a plan is good, and knowing I’ve got some tough races and mountain climbs coming up is just the reason I need to not give up and take the easy road.

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Courtney @ Cookin Up Life

Saturday 28th of January 2012

I love CF Endurance! Good luck you will dominate the training :) Happy weekend!

Caroline

Wednesday 25th of January 2012

I have a really hard time motivating myself to do speedwork. I'd much rather go out and run a long run. Love that quote!

jobo

Wednesday 25th of January 2012

Speedwork does suck sometimes, doesn't it?? I have learned to embrace it more than I thought I would. but I love this combo for you with CrossFit! Seems like a great balance! Glad you are still at it : )