Published September 15, 2015
"I joined Top Gun Crossfit in February 2015, looking forward to distancing myself from endurance sports and having more efficient, productive workouts. A few months later I lost a bet that required me to run one final marathon. Begrudged, I continued on with Crossfit as usual and took a laissez-faire approach to marathon training (probably not recommended). On race day I felt strong but not overly optimistic. I am heavier now and finishing this one would be satisfying enough. In the end I beat my previous personal best by almost 15 minutes - on accident. I was able to keep going because I felt strong and my body was actually working with me the entire time; a vast difference from each of my previous marathons. My post-race recovery time also decreased significantly. I have followed very strict marathon training plans in the past and I can safely attribute the bulk of this new PR to the strength and conditioning I have gained from Crossfit. I know there are great gyms out there and Top Gun Crossfit is one of them. The culture is one of passion, inclusion, fun, and encouragement. The coaches are excellent and have a lot of knowledge to offer. Keep this in mind if you are looking for fitness that is functional, sustainable, and offers benefits that will carry over to your other hobbies."