Great article, and totally true. We see it on our practice all the time. Endurance athletes come in with overuse injuries. They hurt and/or they are slow. CrossFit corrects imbalances, improves flexibility and range of motion, and dramatically increases strength, power, and speed. The result is better athletes with fewer injuries. … [Read more...] about Six Ways CrossFit Can Benefit Runners
Michele ran the Cardinal Care 6K yesterday in a time of 27:42. She placed 1/228 in her age group, 4/617 female overall, and 42/984 overall! In this pic she is receiving her plaque from Jackie Joyner Kersee! Congratulations! … [Read more...] about Way To Go, Michele!!!
Congrats to our GOSTL marathon participant Michele, and our half-marathon participants Erin and Tim! Michele is already back in the gym getting ready for the Rock-n-Roll in October. CrossFit and strength training will make endurance athletes stronger, faster, and more resistant to injury. It will also allow them to recover more quickly. Come in and we'll prove it! … [Read more...] about GO faster
Tim VanRhein came to us an advanced runner; qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Since starting at Gateway CrossFit 2.5 months ago he has tripled his deadlift weight and shaved over 20 seconds off his mile time -while training LESS than he has previously. The importance of strength and power in athletics cannot be overstated. … [Read more...] about What happens when a runner starts CrossFitting?