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7 CrossFit Running Workouts to Build a Better Engine

Even if most WOD are short and intense, every now and then a gruelling one will appear, and you’ll be glad to have done these

Use these CrossFit running workouts to become a better athlete. Running is an essential part of CrossFit, drop on your endurance training and you’ll have a gap in your fitness. Running improves endurance and thus, aids you to build a bigger engine and increase your VO2 max.

CROSSFIT RUNNING WORKOUTS

It can take many forms; from intense sprints to longer, steady runs, which will work on different systems within your body. Improving your endurance and cardiovascular ability through running will see you perform better in a broad range of workouts.

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These are seven running workouts you should try out.

1. HOP SCOTCH

A serious test of endurance, this WOD comes from Chris Hinshaw, endurance coach to Rich Froning, Katrin Davidsdottir and Mat Fraser, and it’s purely about running.

  • 200m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 400m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 600m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 800m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 1000m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 800m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 600m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 400m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint
  • 200m run at easy pace
  • 100m sprint

Total: 5900m

Make sure you focus your attention on the nine 100m sprints but keep your efforts to 98% to retain your form throughout the workout.

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