Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Let It Ride

I'll be expermenting with crosstraining to run better nd faster for my 5K race in November.

Research shows that rest days (days when you take off activity altogether or do another physical activity other than running) can improve your running. You build and strengthen other muscles and therefore create a stronger body all around.

I'll be riding a stationary bike again. I'm sure my legs will thank me. I still haven't gotten anyone to ride my bike with me or teach me anyway. It's a 21 speed bike, and I never really learned how to play with the gears. You can laugh, it's okay.
It's too hot anyway to go outside and run/bike unless I'm willing to wake up at 4:30 a.m. again. I just have to wait out the heat another 2 or 3 weeks, I think.

Today's Fuel: grains for breakfast and lunch, grilled tilapia with mango salsa, sauteed green beans, 2 nectarines

Today's Activity: Insanity (first time)

Have a happy and healthy day!


99ToGo said...

I have a stationary bike here at the house, and on Sundays (when I don't go to the gym) sometimes I do intervals on it. I'm glad to read that it's helping me pick up the pace when I'm running. LOVE the flower camo by the way!

Jennifer said...

I heard cross training is good too! Good luck with the bike.


Jennifer said...

Another question...for my 5k this weekend...for a first timer like me what do you think an acceptable time is. I dont want to compete or race just wondering for myself...