First of all. Thank you to all for the kind comments about Grandma.
After all I have preached and advocated for in the last year about low intensity training, I am experimenting with the opposite.
I have been following Crossfit, and Crossfit Endurance for a while now, as well as listening to some of the podcasts on Crossfit Radio. It is interesting stuff.
There is a lot of debate about weather one can do ultra events on a Crossfit Endurance (CFE) training schedule. What I find kind of cool is, they don't really care. In fact, they say point blank "This might not be for you" to those who disagree.
I kind of like that attitude. They believe the proof is in the pudding, and they don't try very hard to convince you. I kind of like that.
But, on the flip side, I don't think they have a large base of testimonial to support some of what is said. Before any CFE or CFer goes ape on me, this is what I mean.
Like many, they refer to an Ultra as anything longer than a marathon. But, most of the testimonial I have read and heard about refers to 50k runners. That is cool, that is awesome, but is hard to coorelate to 100 Miles.
I could care less about the debate of "what is an ultra", I am just trying to interact with people who have gone 50-100 miles on Crossfit Endurance. I am having a tough time finding many. (they are out there... 2nd place Javelina Mark Mayazic did it).
I even posted a thread on their forum earlier this week. One guy responded (thanks Joe T). This leads me to believe that it either is not a high traffic forum, or there are few people who have used CFE to improve their 50M and 100M performance.
I do like the intesity and challenge the workouts present.
In fact, I have only been able to do a few CF workouts to scale.... and they were FREAKING HARD!
I have met a lot of people who call themselves Crossfitters, or refer to it as though they do it. What I have learned, is if you are doing it they way they see it, you will look a certain way. It will show.
I don't claim to be a Crossfitter, beacuse I have not yet hit a level where I feel worthy, but I am making progress. But I think this change in approach might help.
Part of the change is due to my lengthy travel schedule, and inablility to put in the heavy Long, Slow, Distance runs. I would rather do it this way right now.
And on other notes, looks like I suckered the Fastest Matt into running Zumbro. I am working on the Long one. He claims to be volunteering, but he will probably succomb to the pressure. That leaves 1-2 more Matts
Oh yeah.... Ran with the Lapham boys last night.
Good time. Tater Todd and I bombed some down hills and The Big Grabowski got "bitched" on his own course.
(Those were his words)