Wow, January has felt like it’s flown by! It’s been really hard to get used to not having an event to really train for currently. I’m beginning to work with a running coach, but the main goal for me will be to run Grandma’s marathon in June in under 3:35. The races before the marathon will be treated as training races.
What does this all mean? Well, my running plan doesn’t start until 16 weeks before the race so I don’t have a formal running plan until March. This is hard for me because I really need structure when I go to the gym, and told what to run and how far to run.
Yesterday, I ran a slow 2 mile warmup and really tried to focus on my running form. Afterwards, I did a circuit of ab work my trainer and I often have done. It was a good workout, but it’s weird to only be doing warmup runs now on my own and not focusing on distances. Before I’d use my trainer sessions as cross training, and distance runs on my own. I’ll get used to it eventually, it’s just weird now!
This week I have similar plans to mostly do cross training, with a few mile warmup runs before. I have been eyeing a few classes at my new gym I’ve wanted to try, so I might try those out!
QOTD: What are you favorite cross training workouts?
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