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Old 06-02-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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CFE and long distance runs

I'm pretty new to CFE (and CF for that mater) so this might be a dumb question. I'm training for a marathon, and I don't want to deviate from my training schedule too much. Is it a bad idea to do CFE thrice a week, and my long runs on the off days? Resting on Sunday. I feel like it could be over training, but I really don't know.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:12 AM   #2
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Re: CFE and long distance runs

" I'm training for a marathon, and I don't want to deviate from my training schedule too much. Is it a bad idea to do CFE thrice a week, and my long runs on the off days? Resting on Sunday. I feel like it could be over training, but I really don't know."

I would stick to your training for now and switch to CF+CFE for the next one.

And thrice? Really? Are you an English lit major?
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:21 AM   #3
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And thrice? Really? Are you an English lit major?
No, but I am a nerd.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:53 AM   #4
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"No, but I am a nerd."

You'll fit in well here then. Probably the geekiest group of fit people gathered in one place. Or the fittest group of geeks. Hard to tell sometimes.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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Re: CFE and long distance runs

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I'm pretty new to CFE (and CF for that mater) so this might be a dumb question. I'm training for a marathon, and I don't want to deviate from my training schedule too much. Is it a bad idea to do CFE thrice a week, and my long runs on the off days? Resting on Sunday. I feel like it could be over training, but I really don't know.
Do CFE 3x/week in addition to CF 4-6x/week. For CFE do 2 intervals and one time trial or tempo run. Your "long" run can come on the TT/temp day.

Doing running 5-6x/week in addition to CF is a sure-fire recipe for overtraining. Especially if you're putting a lot of volume in.
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Doing running 5-6x/week in addition to CF is a sure-fire recipe for overtraining. Especially if you're putting a lot of volume in.
Not really, depends on his level of conditioning right now. Unlike in Crossfit, most runners don't go all-out every day, which means it's much easier to recover.


Mike, what I'm gently working into my own programming is CFE 2x per week, plus a long run 1x per week, in addition to regular Olympic lifting, swimming, cals, etc. So I would say you could be fine, if you feel overtrained just do CFE 2x per week plus long run.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #7
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Re: CFE and long distance runs

www.crossfitendurance.com (safe for work) join their forum, and perhaps do a cert, it'll change everything.
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