I’ve been a fan of fitness for many many years. Am I an “athlete”? I’m sure that depends on the interpretation, but the word athlete is defined as a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise. I played football in middle school, by high school, everyone was bigger than me, so I played golf my entire high school career.
After high school, I began going to the gym, mostly light strength training, I would run a little here in there. And by a little, I mean 1-2 miles. I ran a 5k in high school when I was maybe 16, and think I finished with a time of roughly 26 minutes & change, by no means fast.
Fast forward to today. I still hit the gym, although more focused on strength & high intensity. Every once in a while, Google Now will throw something into my feed that’s interesting. A while back, I saw an article from Runners World: The CrossFit Workout Runners Should Actually Try. It outlined some workouts regularly found in CrossFit to help runners.