Running Is Running, Right?

Came across this the other day.  The first photo is of sprinters.  The second photo shows long distance runners.  The difference in physique has to do with the difference in anaerobic and aerobic training, summarized nicely in this post here.

Sprinters and Hurdlers

Distance Runners (Note – Dan O’Brien in the center below is actually a decathlete)

Clearly all running is not the same.  But who is fitter?  Easy, the CrossFitter is.  That’s because we don’t specialize in any one area.  We sprint and run longer distances.  We train anaerobically like the hurdler, as well as aerobically like the 10k runner.  We lift, jump, pull, push, row, and throw.  Our specialization is not specializing, it’s fitness for whatever life may throw at us.

These are CrossFitters, individuals fit for life

Monday’s Skill


3 – 2 – 2 – 2

Squat Therapy (Elements Class)

Workout of the Day (WOD):

Going for max reps in each of the four rounds.  One round consists of:

30 seconds for max reps of dips (ring dips, assisted dips, box dips)

30 seconds of rest

35 seconds for max reps of pull-ups (weighted pull-ups, kipping, assisted pull-ups)

25 seconds of rest

40 seconds for max reps of weighted squats (10, 15, 25, 35, 45 pound plate)

20 seconds of rest

Post scores for each of the four rounds to comments

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