CrossFit’s Deputy Greg Amundson 2003 California Police and Fire Games winner:
Gold Medal, TCA (Toughest Cop/Competitor Alive)
Silver Medal, Distance Swim
Silver Medal, Bench & Deadlift
4th Overall Open-Class, Triathlon
You’re looking at a triathlete, CrossFit style. Greg had never done or practiced for a triathlon before this summer’s Police and Fire Games. We don’t do “aerobics” or distance training at CrossFit, but that doesn’t stop our athletes from turning in winning performances in triathlons, adventure races, or anything else they enter.
Anaerobic training (in both PC and Glycolytic pathways) across multiple and widely mixed functional movements confers an athletic capacity that readies an athlete for strong performance at any task. Athletes so trained are no less developed aerobically than any marathoner, cyclist, swimmer, or triathlete. Period.
Posted by lauren at July 11, 2003 12:49 AM
I'd like to see you run a 5K, all out, every other rest day (and not more often) and submit the results to me.
Over time, the times will gradually improve.
That's all you'll have to do.