Running is important. It is functional. In fact- let’s argue about which movements are MOST functional in everyday application and running will always make my top 3 list. That is- it is a general physical skill that transfers very directly to actions that life demands of us. And if it doesn’t make your list of the top 3 to 5- it is likely because you are SUPER strong and a VERY slow runner. Attributes that often go together- and I am partly joking about that, but partly not 🙂 Let’s see… in thinking about it, I can think of a couple of instances off hand that I had to (or at least decided to) run this week alone OUTSIDE of the context of a workout.
I sprinted across the street in downtown LA to avoid getting hit by a car- I was J-walking
I ran in and out of Ralph’s once I realized I forgot to buy an item- I was in a hurry!
I dashed over to Whole Food’s and back to the Hut to get a Perfect Bar (yes, I docked points on my Whole Life Challenge!) with only 8 minutes before starting to coach a session
There you go, 3 examples of running THIS WEEK alone! Functionality at it’s best!
Friday’s WOD at 7 and 9am and again at 3 and 5pm
On a running clock, run 400m for time
Rest until the 5 minute mark then, run 400m for time
Rest until 10 minutes on the clock then, run 800m for time
Rest until 18 minutes on the clock then, run one mile for time.