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Old 06-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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Re: Help with running

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Very helpful posts, guys. "I don't know why you suck so much. Let me tell you how awesome I am!"
Sorry we couldn't make you happy Dave. If you would read my post and comprehend what you're reading you would notice that I offered a suggestion on how to improve his running in my post.

I did notice that your post offered endless amounts of ideas on to improve his running.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:05 PM   #12
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I think normally its my lungs that hurt first but legs pretty soon afterward. I'm sure its a stamina or endurance deal but I just dont know how to progressively improve this.
I guess I'm leaning toward the "couch to 5k program". Doing this 2-3 times per week and regular crossfit strength and metcon wods 2-3 days per week. After I can get my 5k where I want it, I hope just doing crossfit will keep it there.

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Couch to 5K progression works, but because it is a low volume program, you should not reduce the schedule to less than 3 days/week.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:39 AM   #13
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Re: Help with running

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Very helpful posts, guys. "I don't know why you suck so much. Let me tell you how awesome I am!"
Yea... you are pretty much completely misreading. My run times are SLOW (though I haven't tested it, I would bet I could still barely do a 10min mile), so I am likely not even up to where the OP is in terms of running ability. I was in no way bragging, I was simply pointing out that it is incredibly irregular that he hasn't seen run time improvements while doing cf, and giving a benchmark + timeline for the results/improvements that I have seen doing only CF and no dedicated running training, which at least at my affiliate are not uncommon, I would even say I've had less improvement in running than most.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #14
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Re: Help with running

Chris,

I am a prime result that Couch to 5K works. I am on week 6 and am running ALOT better than what I was before. I was in the same boat as you. The running wods killed me. I've recently went back to the Box the other day and the wod had burpees in it. Those used to be absolutely horrible for me because of my stamina but I did them and was able to string more together. At the end of the wod was a run and I did MUCH better than I would have a few weeks ago.

The Couch to 5k has podcasts for every session, so you won't have to keep tabs on your times etc. But the music isn't all that good lol.

I would highly suggest Ct5K. It works and it's not very time consuming.

Best of luck!
Steve
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:12 AM   #15
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Re: Help with running

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I think normally its my lungs that hurt first but legs pretty soon afterward. I'm sure its a stamina or endurance deal but I just dont know how to progressively improve this.
I guess I'm leaning toward the "couch to 5k program". Doing this 2-3 times per week and regular crossfit strength and metcon wods 2-3 days per week. After I can get my 5k where I want it, I hope just doing crossfit will keep it there.

Chris
I'm a personal trainer mate, drop me an email and I'll send you a 4 week training program through for running. I grew up as a sprinter playing county Rugby League for Yorkshire. The furthest I ever ran was 100m, destroyed my knees playing the game so I stopped. A few years later I started to get into distance but found myself in the same position as you are. I built up and built up, then ran the Lake Windermere Marathon 4 weeks ago in my Vibram Fivefinger Treksports! The session I'll send you won't include any strength training, just mileage, but it can easily be worked around CrossFit
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:51 AM   #16
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I'm a personal trainer mate, drop me an email and I'll send you a 4 week training program through for running. I grew up as a sprinter playing county Rugby League for Yorkshire. The furthest I ever ran was 100m, destroyed my knees playing the game so I stopped. A few years later I started to get into distance but found myself in the same position as you are. I built up and built up, then ran the Lake Windermere Marathon 4 weeks ago in my Vibram Fivefinger Treksports! The session I'll send you won't include any strength training, just mileage, but it can easily be worked around CrossFit
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Post your ideas to the thread so that they can be discussed.

Also - why has no one suggested looking at crossfit endurance programming? It has some interval work and stamina work each week that can be done alongside the OP's crossfit endeavors. He says its 'out of his league' but you just scale it at the beginning like with Crossfit.
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