>Cross Training>Cycling Cross-Training Suggestions?
So as you can probably guess, I am an avid cyclist. It is usually my primary form of recreation/exercise during warm months.
I want to do some races (5K, 10K), though, and am wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to incorporate running training and cycling of between 50-75 miles/week?
I already run, but am a beginner to true training.
Perhaps try something like a duathlon training plan. That will give some focus to both of your sports. I really like the plans in this Gale Bernhardt book. She has plans for beginner and experienced athletes (dus, tris...sprint to IM distance).
I've been generally doing 3 days of running with 3-4 days on the bike most weeks this year. Some strength work thrown in (when it's not hotter 'n the pits of Hades in the house). It's a nice balance. I never feel burned-out by either sport.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
© 2013 RunningAHEAD, LLC. All rights reserved.