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?