Six Ways CrossFit Can Benefit Runners

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Improve Your Running Technique

Chris McDougall’s “Born to Run” lit up the conversation about the running shoe industry, overbuilt shoes, barefoot running and minimalistic shoes. It also brought into light what correct running technique should be.   Interval running is often a part of CrossFit workouts and coaches tend to teach the basic methods advocated by CrossFit Endurance with drills and exercises to shift runners from away from heel-striking. Like the diet, CrossFit coaches are a good resource for runners wanting to explore improving technique with a desire to ward off injuries and increase power efficiency.

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