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"If Bootcamp and Your Weekly Group Run Had a Lovechild: Out Run at Roam Fitness" - DC FitCrasher
How it works:
Our backpacks are filled with exercise equipment such as strength tubing, parachutes, resistance bands, and other surprises.
3- AWESOME PLAYLIST
We hooked up a Eton Rugged Rukus to our backpacks and blast away our Spotify playlist. Yeah, it's pretty cool running through the forest with Daft Punk blasting!
4 - WATER
Bring your water bottle and throw it our backpack. Didn't bring water? We've got you covered since we bring a few extra. Stops are planned around watering holes, so leave the waistband at home.
5 - PLANNED CHALLENGES
Our OutRun leaders plan the routes ahead of time and know where to find a spot for pull-up, logs to jump over, stairs to sprint. The stops aren't rest stations...they're work stations!
OutRun: a bad-ass, challenging 5K mixed with cross-training workouts at compelling and historical sites offering amazing views and hidden treasures. We carry the gear, the water, and the playlist. If you can run, you can OutRun.
Designed by acclaimed 13-year fitness veteran, personal trainer, and CrossFit coach Graham King and Division 1 Soccer player, urban runner, and Washingtonian Chris Geier, OutRun will astound you with new trail discoveries, challenging exercises and a new approach to fitness.
Our motto, "Fitness without Boundaries" is best reflected by OutRun: an outdoor training group-run which includes core, upper & lower body strength exercises. The run’s concept is rooted in the concept of sustained cardiovascular exercise combined with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). While the concept’s foundation is the run, it provides a more comprehensive full-body and cardiovascular workout by incorporating all the benefits of cross training.
OutRun embraces the idea that the city itself is our gym as we traverse varied terrain such as hills, sidewalks, trails, pathways and steps while intermittently breaking every 1/8 to 1/2 mile to perform different cross-training exercises (squats, lunges, planks, pull ups, burpees, sandbags, box jumps etc.)
The beauty of the run is that it gets the participant beyond the "static" state of running alone in which your body naturally seeks a state of efficiency and equilibrium and instead engages muscle groups across the entire body spectrum. The result: a complete workout and an athletic-looking body.
How long do you run?
Weekday mornings we run about 2-4 miles; weekday nights about 3-5; weekends 4-6.
What's the pace?
We stay in a group the entire time and stop every 1/4 to 1/2 mile so pace becomes a non-factor.
What exercises are done at the stops?
We do bodyweight exercises (pushups, pullups, lunges, squats, dips), band exercises (pulls, pushes, rotations), functional strength exercises (lifting logs, sandbags) and any and all new moves! Everything is scalable for all levels.
Should I bring water?
You can and should. We bring a backpack for the specific purpose of carrying the water.
What's the deal with music?
We have it covered and it's awesome.