I was reading your recent recommendations on the Zombie Apocalypse workout and the Hardbody training for women workout. I really like these programs because they combine strength training with conditioning and improvements in work capacity.
While I have been trying some crossfit stuff lately, I find it really hard to program the workout routines you recommend along with crossfit routines. I think it is actually hard to program any routine along with crossfit–just because the crossfit wods are determined by the gym for that day–instead of by me or my coach. Also the wods seem to mess up the balance of intensity and volume.
So I was not sure if I should stick with the crossfit or just follow the conditioning routines laid out in the Zombie apocalypse or Hardbody training. I am not particularly married to crossfit by any mean. Instead I am more interested in just getting stronger and developing work capacity–since I tend to do a lot of hiking and backpacking.
Any suggestions on the best way to proceed?