Lazy cross training

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:

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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.

News like this can’t help but make me think that this whole thing won’t be as bad as they are saying.  It seems like storms are never as bad when we are talking about how bad they will be.

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.

Yeah yeah, I know.  I’ll work on it.

What about you? Do you always have good cross training days? Or do you feel like you’re going through the motions sometimes?

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One thought on “Lazy cross training

  1. I find it hard to motivate on cross training days sometimes too! maybe because I just love running so much more. Other times I actually appreciate the break from running and like you, catching the news while I work out. I guess it depends. I really hope this hurricane isn’t as bad as they are hyping it up to be!

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