CrossFit Utah Valley offers an endurance program for any CFUV athlete that is interested in building stamina and speed through running, rowing, and occasionally, swimming. We program separate wods (workouts of the day) designed to build endurance and improve running efficiency through focused anaerobic endurance training. Anyone who is committed to the protocol will benefit from CrossFit Endurance.
CrossFit Endurance FAQ:
Q: What can I expect in an endurance wod?
A: CrossFit Endurance (CFE) wods consist of a variety of short interval work, time-trials, tempo runs, hill work, and longer intervals. These wods fit into a typical CrossFit class time (<1hr).
Q: How often are the endurance wods offered?
A: Each week, three workouts are programmed for you to either come and do at the gym or on your own which allows you to place these wods in your schedule as you see fit. Depending on your goals and where you are at, you may only need 1-2 endurance workouts per week.
Q: Who can participate in the endurance wods?
A: Any regular CFUV member who attends 3+ regular CrossFit wods per week can participate. There is specific reasoning behind this: the CFE programming works because CrossFit is the base of the entire program. If you do not maintain CrossFit wods as your main training, the CFE protocol will not do what it is designed to do–which is to build on the systemic stimulus CrossFit provides through a constantly varied work load.
Q: What if I absolutely hate running? What are my choices?
A: There is no choice. Resistance is futile….just kidding! You may never love running, but there are always benefits to improving efficiency and endurance! Each CFE wod includes drills and mobility designed to improve your running form and optimum output. If you learn to run correctly, you can learn to tolerate it—or even like it! We also program in other options, such as rowing and swimming wods, for those athletes who want them.
Q: Can I use CFE wods to get ready for my race in x-amount of weeks/months?
A: Absolutely. This program is designed for any level of athlete who CrossFits regularly, from the athlete who wants to focus on learning proper form and technique, to the competitive runner/cyclist/swimmer, etc. The key is progression: once you have a base of 3-4 CrossFit workouts per week, you can begin to add the CFE wods as your body can handle the increased work load. The interval and tempo work will give you the intensity and improved stamina you’ll need to maintain a faster base pace, and thus, faster race times.
If you have additional questions, or want more specifics, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Brandon @ (801) 636-2898. You can also catch me at the gym and I would be happy to help!