"There comes a point in most workouts where you question what you're doing and you simply wish it would end. This happens for me in longer workouts usually---one's that are over 15 minutes and/or 7 rounds or more. I'll be plowing along and in the 4th round out of 7 I'll think, "This is stupid. I don't even care about my time. If nobody were here with me I would stop." It's at that very moment that I draw on information that I received at Greg Amundson's CrossFit Goal Setting Course. I remind myself to think positive. It takes effort but I have to block out those negative thoughts and concentrate on, "Feeding the right dog....the dog of courage." Greg beautifully illustrates how to set this plan in motion and if practiced it can have an immediate impact on your outlook both in and out of workouts. I use pieces from the Goal Setting Course in my daily life and my daily workout and the results have been nothing short of amazing."

— Rob Orlando

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Endurance Workout

At CrossFit Amundson, we love to “Train Outside The Box!” Living in Santa Cruz County has some immense blessings, including several incredible outdoor training locations. Among our favorites are the Seacliff State Beach wooden stairs, the track at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Harbor for Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP) and the Rio Del Mar Main Beach in Rio Del Mar, CA. 

We like to brand our “Outdoor Workouts” as Endurance Workouts. CrossFit Amundson hosts a weekly Endurance workout lead by Greg Amundson. These workouts are on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM and are free to CrossFit Amundson Athletes. The Endurance workouts involve running on trails and the beach, as well as swimming in both the ocean and the University of California at Santa Cruz main pool and Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP) at the Santa Cruz Harbor and main beach.

In January, 2010, Greg Amundson was greatly humbled and inspired by his attempt to run 100 Miles in 24 Hours [Video]. Greg learned from the experience the significance of including endurance distance training in his regular CrossFit programming. This was only further solidified during Greg’s experience as a Candidate at Kokoro Camp #12 [Video]

We look forward to enjoying the great outdoors with you and sharing our love for endurance running, paddling and swimming. To really appreciate the incredible physical abilities of Endurance Athletes and understand how mentally tough their sport is, we recommend reading Greg Amundson’s CrossFit Journal Article “Training 2 Miles to Run 100“. The Endurance Workouts involve trips in our Epic Fitness Van. It’s recommended Athletes have access to a wetsuit, goggles and swims as this summer we will be increasing the volume of our ocean swimming workouts.

When: Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Immediately following the 12PM class)

Where: Meet at 3703 Portola (Headquarters)

Bring: Swimming Suit, Running Shoes, etc.

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