You’re in the middle round of Fran. The thrusters are getting tough, and you want to keep going. But you’re out of breath. Your legs have lots of juice left in them, but the lungs are burning.
Some people tell me they feel like they’re not improving. People often ask me how they can increase their endurance or lung capacity. The answer. CrossFit.
No matter how good you get, you’ll always run out of breath. That’s the whole idea of constantly pushing yourself. It you weren’t out of breath, then you didn’t go hard enough.
Let’s look at an example. The first time you did Fran as prescribed, it took you 10 minutes and you felt horrible. Five months later, you try it again, finish it in 5 minutes and still feel horrible. In your head, you think your breathing should be better because you’ve been CrossFitting for so long.
And it has!
If I were to get you to do Fran, but you had to complete it in 10 minutes (even though 5min is do-able), you would feel like you were jipped. It’s going to seem too easy and you certainly won’t be breathing heavy.
The point is, you’ll always be keeled over gasping for air, no matter how long you’ve been CrossFitting. But you’re times will improve, and to me, that’s all that matters.