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mvalenti Community Moderator 84 posts since
Jul 11, 2007
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Jul 1, 2009 12:18 PM

Cross-Training Ideas

Anyone else get bored with just running all the time? I love to get out and do other things--especially in the summer. What kinds of cross-training activities do you like to do on your days off from running?

  • MelissaE Community Moderator 39 posts since
    Jun 7, 2007
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    1. Jul 1, 2009 12:25 PM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is attend ocean front yoga classes. From May to September, my studio does 2x/week classes at the beach in the mornings. Then I like to cool down by jumping in the ocean.  Great way to start the day.

  • @RunRayRun Pro 122 posts since
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    2. Jul 1, 2009 12:30 PM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

    Not sure if you are familiar with Beachbody DVD's.  I'm currently doing Chalean Extreme.  Best of all, its indoors and any day of the year.

     

     





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  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    3. Jul 1, 2009 3:20 PM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

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  • JasonFitz1 Legend 572 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    4. Jul 2, 2009 5:00 AM (in response to spicegeek)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

    Spicegeek - Kettlebells are awesome!

     

     

    If you're looking for a way to increase aerobic fitness while doing something different, try cycling or pool running.  If you've never ridden a road bike with cycling shoes that clip-in, I highly recommend it.  The speed is incredible.  Pool running can get boring, but if you're in an outdoor pool it's not too bad.  Just make sure your form is correct.

     

     

    My other favorites: hiking, ocean swimming, bikram yoga (heat yoga).

     

     

    Cheers, - Jason.

     

     





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  • aj01 Pro 143 posts since
    Jul 8, 2008
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    5. Jul 2, 2009 9:18 AM (in response to mvalenti)
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    Well, I can't say I get bored running.  I wish I could do it more but I've been using the p90X videos as cross training sometimes.  There's plenty of variety in them.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Shellerina Expert 47 posts since
    Oct 21, 2008
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    6. Jul 2, 2009 10:33 AM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

    Ocean front yoga classes - you're killing me! That sounds so awesome! I live in the Central Valley of California and it's been in the 100's the whole past week! UGH.

     

     

    My problem is that I don't want to cross train, all I want to do is run even though I know I SHOULD be cross training. I do lift light weights and do ab crunches five mornings a week (alternating arms and chest every other day), so I get a little cross training in. And on Sundays we do four mile walks with our dog, sometimes just a tiny bit of really easy running mixed in. I don't belong to a gym and it's not in our budget right now. I do have a pool but it's not big enough for lap swimming. I have some Pilates DVDs that I enjoy but get bored with. I guess I could try pool running or if anyone knows any other pool exercises that can be done in a backyard-sized pool that would be something to try out.

     

     

  • @RunRayRun Pro 122 posts since
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    7. Jul 2, 2009 10:41 AM (in response to aj01)
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    aj01 - thinking about doing P90x someday, but as of now, I'm intimidated by it, it looks so intense. So I stepped down to CE.

     

     





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  • movin2dnextlevel Rookie 2 posts since
    May 20, 2009
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    8. Jul 4, 2009 6:58 PM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

    I started doing race walking in February. Now  I've joined a Mountain Bike Club & I'm riding mountain bike trails with this group.

  • cyndi t Legend 1,061 posts since
    Aug 11, 2008
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    9. Jul 6, 2009 9:55 AM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

    I am absolutely NOT bored with running but am injured so I've been biking as my cross training.  I'm biking about 12 to 15 miles a day but bike very intensely since it's not bothering my injured hamstring.  I did try just to walk yesterday and walked 6 1/2 miles but still didn't feel "worked out" after that so hopped on the bike for another 5 miles and felt better.  I think after the injury heals that I will keep up the biking at least once a week.  maybe I'll even do it twice....I miss running so much honestly and can't wait to be able to run again...hopefully next saturday (it will be 2 weeks post injury then).

     

     

    Cyndi

     

     





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  • lifl2003 Pro 129 posts since
    Sep 30, 2008
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    11. Jul 7, 2009 4:09 AM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

    I have added biking into my summer workouts. I am running 16-20 miles per week and a 20 mile ride on Saturday.  It is interesting how your legs work out differently on a bike.

     

     

     

     

     

    Mike in NY

     

     





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  • @RunRayRun Pro 122 posts since
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    12. Jul 17, 2009 7:15 PM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

     

    Completed Chalean Extreme Beachbody.  Today, started Day 1 of INSANITY.

     

     

    http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/insanity.do?code=BBHOME_PARSEA_INS

     

     

    From my Day 1 experience, I highly recommend for runners.

     

     





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  • MikeyRawks Rookie 2 posts since
    Jul 29, 2009
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    13. Jul 29, 2009 2:35 PM (in response to mvalenti)
    Re: Cross-Training Ideas

    Right now, I am doing P90X.  I start Insanity in 3 weeks.

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