Were humans born to run?

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Christopher McDougall is coming to CFLA next week to talk about his experience with running, and more specifically, ultra-running. In his book, “Born to Run”, he talks about the history of man and what, exactly, we were evolutionarily adapted for. Sprinting? Absolute strength? Power? Believe it or not, McDougall makes the case that the answer is endurance, and more specifically, running… long distance. If you’ve never seen this video of the “Persistence Hunt,” it shows the tribesmen of the San People of the Kalahari Desert hunting down a kudu (a large antelope looking animal). And it is fascinating and speaks directly into why and how endurance is something uniquely human. Thoughts?

By the way, if you’re not signed up to be here on the 15th for McDougall’s talk, it’s not too late to sign up. Send us an email (it’s free). And here’s a bit more about barefoot running and Christopher McDougall from the NY Times.

Today’s Workout

“Groundhog’s Annie”
5 rounds for time of:
50 double unders
50 sit ups



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