It’s hard to think about much else right now but don’t let this slow us down, America!
A Directionless Guide to Running!
This’ll help for all your Couch to 5k training :)
Don’t talk to me about Crossfit. I’m in incredible shape and I’m a damn good athlete. I’m strong - despite not lifting weights. I don’t need to hear your BS about how I would be a better athlete if I did Crossfit. I don’t tell you to go and run 9 miles a day six times a week because running is the best workout for overall fitness. I say just do something. Keep moving. Stay fit. Live forever.
From “Why I Hate CrossFit”
Elite snobbery – Despite the fact that the fitness industry has been effectively using HIIT (high intensity interval training) for many, many years before Crossfit was born, many people in the CrossFit community act like they invented it. Some guys busts his ass manage to master a terribly designed fitness program, and walks around like he is the fittest man on the planet who none can question? Not so much. The fact is that CrossFitters are typically good at only one thing. CrossFit. With the lack specificity, the programming doesn’t lend itself well to much else. So working out pretty much becomes your sport. Now I don’t doubt that CrossFitters are strong, and are probably pretty decent athletes. But let’s be real. Outside of Crossfit Games, among the real elite, speficity training rules the day. Most of the so called”elite” I’ve seen in CrossFit were already strong athletes in one sport or another, so it only makes sense that they would do well, even with this faulty method. I would put any of the top known strength and conditioning specialists in the country’s programming against the CrossFit programming, and i guarantee the athlete in question would outperform any “Elite” CrossFitter.
Noticed one of the runners I follow on Twitter (@jimblake) started a company that provides race training programs that incorporate both the INSANITY workout and running. I know not everyone wants to run a million miles a day to train and this is a pretty awesome alternative!
I urge you to take a look - he’s offering FREE training programs for marathons and half marathons!
The new Nike “Greatness” campaign is pretty inspiring:
“Greatness is not some rare DNA strand; it’s not some precious thing. Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing. We’re all capable of it. All of us.”