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4 Reasons Distance Runners Need Speed Training

by Ashlee Barrow Speed work is a key part of a well rounded running program. What is it you ask? It is not just sprints or track workouts. Speed work can be a variety of specific workouts that improve the metabolic systems of the body. Let’s take a look at a few benefits: Run Faster Who doesn’t want to be faster? Regardless of the distance, many runners have a goal time in mind. Speed work allows athletes to activate slow twitch muscles along with intermediate muscle fibers which leads to an increase in aerobic capacity. Prevent Injuries and Become a Stronger Runner Speed work helps strengthen running muscles [...]

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HIIT Training Benefits

A video from Coach Alexandra

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments


by Alexandra Schultz Many people often hear references to high intensity interval training, or “HIIT” training and they are not quite sure what exactly it means. It is not often realized but for those already interested in or performing CrossFit, HIIT an integral part to many of the classes. High intensity interval training is exactly as it sounds, training at your highest intensity for a period of time, aka “an interval”. An example can be “30 secs of work, 10 seconds of rest”. You work as hard as you can for those 30 secs and then utilize the recovery period. Now that you know a little about the [...]

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