REMINDER: This Thursday is the last Cool Cruel Summer event. We will be doing the hero WOD, Nick. Suerte Tequila will be onsite sampling delicious drinks! Pre-Order your Yellowbelly here! Bring a favorite drink to share!
15 unbroken squat clean thruster slamballs (20/30)
400m recovery run
During last weekends Aerobic Capacity Seminar with Chris Hinshaw we discussed this in detail, and it is his opinion that the biggest bang for your buck in terms of running workouts CrossFitter’s should be doing is lactate training. If we spend time training our bodies on how to best deal with lactate then we can push further into intensity without hitting a wall. Lactate training can then be broken down into three categories: threshold, stacking, clearing. Today’s workout is clearing focused.
Rather than hitting every run with intensity and trying to achieve the highest score, today we encourage you to use the run as recovery. If you’re a good runner and your body is more adapted to this already then your runs may still be “fast”. The goal with today’s workout is to hit the slamball movement hard and fast (unbroken sets), accumulating lactic acid. Then we’ll head out the door and use our run to flush out that lactate, by running slowly. By slowly, we mean your marathon pace. Don’t have a marathon pace? Just imagine that it is really really slow. We want your runs today to be slow enough so that by the time you get back to your slamball you can immediately pick it back up and perform another unbroken set, for 25 minutes. We have some checks and balances in place to make sure this happens and as always scaling will be available to dial you in further.