Running 5km is a solid test of endurance and fitness, however one that many athletes might plateau or struggle to improve over time.
As a CrossFit athlete, you’re most likely off to a good start in the 5,000m test; WODs challenge your aerobic engine and many last around the same duration as it’ll take you to run 5km, so you’re used to working hard for this amount of time.
Whether you enjoy it or not, running is an essential part of CrossFit; drop on your endurance and you’ll have a gap in your fitness. Running a 5k race is not only a solid test of endurance but will also elevate your VO2 max, improve your stamina and see you perform better in a broad range of workouts.
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