This morning I had planned to do some cross training. I’ll be honest, sometimes cross training days end up being rest-like days.
It also didn’t help that I felt like doing this today:
I managed to get out of bed and headed for the gym to do a bit of elliptical/bike work. I ended up doing about 20 minutes of elliptical and 15 minutes on the bike, in addition to strength work.
I always watch the news at the gym, and today it was seriously all about Irene. She is not slowing down. There is a lot of talk about about how bad this is going to be and the precautions that are being taken.
Or, maybe it will be completely terrible. I guess we will see on Sunday. I genuinely hope it doesn’t end up being the worst case scenario.
Wow major tangent. Back to training.
Sometimes my cross training days are really effective. I’ll take a spin class or go swimming and actually get a quality workout. But other times, like today, I feel like I am just going through the motions.
I know it’s something that I need to work on, because have solid cross training is just as important as having good runs. Or so I’ve heard.
On a related note, I promised myself that I would do more yoga during training. I haven’t gone to yoga in about a year. Oops.
What about you? Do you always have good cross training days? Or do you feel like you’re going through the motions sometimes?