Hi CT and All,
My regiment's current training program consists mostly of strength training & crossfit-style xtraining. Members of our group are training for the military ironman coming up in a few months (consisting of 32 km ruck sack march w/ 40 lbs in combat gear, 4km portage, 8km canoe, and a 6 km ruck sack run). The ironman is elective but is extremely competitive within the Canadian Forces and most train extremely hard for it despite it being prone to causing injuries.
My concern is the detrimental effect it may have on our group's usual training (namely on strength, power, speed etc. that make us operational-ready). There are also a great deal of overuse injuries associated with this training.
Would eccentric-less training (using sleds, treadmill pushing etc) be an effective means of maintaining strength while not significantly adding to the overtraining associated with endurance training of this kind?
Would circuit training focusing on strength rather than strength-endurance (as with xfit stuff) be a good idea between endurance training sessions?