>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.
Needs more cowbell!
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.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)