Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cross Training

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am really enjoying it thus far, which is good because I start "real life" again on Monday (my full-time internship and classes resume on Monday). Yesterday, Evan and I went in search of a new duvet cover for our bed (our current one is ripping) and had a lovely afternoon of shopping and lunch. Evan had never been to a Chipotle, so when we saw one we knew we had to stop. Evan ordered a burrito and I ordered the vegetarian salad. YUM!

We chose a duvet cover and pillows from West Elm and expect them to arrive sometime next week! YAYA (I will take a picture once we get them)!!!

Later on that evening, after a quick ham and cheese sandwich, red peppers, chips and a glass of wine....

Evan and I met up with some friends at a bar in Faneuil Hall to celebrate Evan's birthday. After catching up and enjoying a few beers we walked over to Howl at the Moon in the Financial District. WOW, it was packed. There was a line wrapped around the block at 9:30 at night. Luckily, my cousin got there early and got us a spot in line. However, we still had to wait till almost 11 to get in. However, once we got in, it was a GREAT time!!! I definitely got a good work out in dancing the night away to the dueling pianos.

This morning I woke up and decided, instead of a short run, to cross train and go to a cycling class. I have been reading a bunch of articles and training plans on-line and most have emphasized, especially if you are prone to injury, to actually run less (3 days a week) and cross train more. So, I have decided for the remainder of my training to only run 3 days a week (1 workout, 1 long run, 1 medium run) and cross train 3 days a week. So, I tried my first cycle class at BSC. WOW, was it hard!!! I do not know if it was because it was early, I did not get enough sleep, or too much dancing last night. But man I was struggling. I have also realized, through previous cycling classes, that I am not a good cyclist. I always get winded a lot earlier than others in the class. However, I finished the 55 minute class (it was supposed to be only 45, but the teacher went an extra 10 minutes) and felt really good but tired when I left.

What do you guys think of cross training? How many days do you run vs. cross train when you are training for a half (or other races)?

Today's plans including going to a farmer's market/art show in the South End with my mom and aunts and preparing (mentally and fueling) for a 10 miler tomorrow morning. Have a GREAT Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Spin classes are no joke, dude! They kick my butt every time, too :) Ever since my ITB flare up, I'm all about the cross training. Cycling, swimming, lifting, hiking. Anything the work the legs but use a different motion than the sameold sameold from running. Happy training!