Originally Posted by Allen Yeh
It's like some "programs" beginners program....hmmmmm
not sure if I understand your point.
Just to clarify, I posted the above circuit because a) I really like it and b) it was the first thing which came to my mind when I 'discovered' crossfit last summer. Differences to crossfitesque circuits are:
- the purpose of the circuit is to lift your lactate threshold and to give you some basic preparation for a month or two focusing on strength work, all in the context of long distance running of course. For that it works quite good in my experience.
- time doesn't play any role, except you should target for your 5k race pace.
- systematic progression over a certain time-span, say 6 weeks.
BTW Owen Anderson is a regular contributer to
His webpage is
He has lots of good info if your are into running.
BTW I just found the template for a 5 week cycle I did with this circuit in spring of 1999, not as extreme as the progression described in the first post but still the runs (Laufen) were in 5k pace. Pretty sure I could not do workout 8 today...