BTB Endurance, is a forward thinking, revolutionary training program which shifts the paradigm for endurance training. Our program is based on the CrossFit Endurance (CFE) protocol, which takes the stance that stamina is the foundation of endurance. We contend that the best way to train for an endurance sport is to limit an athlete's exposure to long, slow, distance training while focusing on short, intense anaerobic workouts; therefore enabling the athlete to remain functionally competent in other areas of fitness and excel in the endurance sport of choice. This program is headed up by Erin Evans, one of our CrossFit Endurance certified coaches. Erin also practices what she preaches, as she has completed and PR'd on multiple endurance events using solely the CrossFit endurance protocol.
Power and speed are essential elements for success in any sport that you participate in. Endurance is no exception. Coupled with our CrossFit Strength & Conditioning program, these elements will be increased in a way that no other method can parallel. Our focus is to increase intensity and eliminate unnecessary training volume. CrossFit Endurance workouts can be made sports specific, and fits seamlessly with the explosive & strength based methods of CrossFit which focuses on midline stability.
Don't be confused- just because the CrossFit Endurance protocol involves less training volume, by no means does it make this an easy program. It is our commitment that we will coach, motivate and teach you to become the athlete you want to be. We'll be there every step of the way. All that is required of you is motivation and an open mind.
Training for a specific race or training for life? You won't be alone. For major races in the area, it is typical for us to have a group training for the same race, and we also have folks in the program who are training to improve overall running skill, stamina and intensity.
How does this work with CrossFit? Maintain 4 to 6 CrossFit workouts per week and select 2 or 3 endurance workouts per week for optimal results.
Ideally, 1 short interval, 1 long interval and 1 stamina/tempo run per week in addition to maintaining the CrossFit WOD prescription of 3:1. Adequate recovery is essential to optimal performance - be sure there is a minimum of 3 hours between Endurance workouts & CrossFit WOD to allow for muscle recovery.