Saturday, January 15, 2011

Time to get serious about cross training

Why, you ask? Well, it's always been a good idea to strengthen the muscles you use for running to improve running performance. I want to make sure I don't hurt myself training, which means it's time to focus on stronger muscles. The stronger and fitter I am, the less likely I am to have a running-related injury. I even have a day dedicated to cross training in my training plan, but I haven't taken advantage of it yet. This coming week I will.

Here are the kinds of exercises I'm thinking of incorporating from Runner's World. We'll see what I decide on Wednesday. I'll get Rex to join me for some of these, and he also has the P90x series on DVD. That might be a fun addition after the half marathon.

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