Friday, June 18, 2010

Cross Training

I think it's time to dust off my bike.
I haven't ridden my bike for almost 7 years, and I've been getting up early enough to ride my bike before it gets too hot.
There are some runners who are against cross training.
They believe the only thing that will make them run better and faster is "running."
There are some runners who believe cross training makes them even better runners.
I'm not sure what to believe just yet, since I only started running last February.
I decided to do it and see if I notice any improvements in my running.

Cross training is any exercise that's not running

stair climbing
elliptical machines

I've been walking for the past couple of weeks as part of my cross training,
and I feel like it has been helping.
I do feel more stable and stronger as a runner.
I also have been riding the stationary bike.
I don't enjoy it as much, since my butt aches for a couple of days afterwards.

Today's Food and Activities
3 mile run
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 multigrain muffin, 6 slices turkey deli, tomatoes, 1 TBS BB spread, basil
Vanilla Bean Gu
7 almonds!
grilled chicken and veggies
1 cup magos

Have a happy and healthy day

1 comment:

MissHaneefa said...

Great work! I love the cross training idea.