So a week and a half ago I ran a race.
I may have even improved my time from last year by more than 10 minutes.
I possibly looked like the photo to the right while running it. Perhaps I’m not so much of an ugly runner anymore (LIES! The other pics I found were HORRID).
I may have felt SUPER FANTASTIC after, not experiencing the crippling leg pain from last year and not even taking an ice bath after!
La – dee – dah!
But then I ran the clinic’s hilly route on the Wednesday and was hurtin unit as my legs screamed in pain for the latter half.
THEN I could barely make it through our 32k run that following Sunday, tapping out at 25k due to achy feet and tight hamstrings
So what the eff is up, legs?
It makes me wonder if it’s because I’m not following the advice that I’ve given out time and time again – YOU HAVE TO DO MORE THAN JUST RUNNING!
Perhaps I’ve been lax in getting my arse into the gym or to a yoga class more frequently and spending more time away from pounding the pavement.
So I need to rectify this – tout de suite!
But I can’t be the only schmuck out there and I know, for a fact, that A LOT of people only rely on running and don’t think of the benefits of adding cross training to their schedule…
Like injury prevention *cough cough*
So I ask you, all three people reading this, what completes your running schedule? What days do you cross-train on? What has worked and what has sucked?
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION TO INVITE ME TO YOUR FAVOURITE CLASS WHERE YOU BEND IN WAYS ONLY GUMBY IS FAMILIAR WITH OR TO A BOOTCAMP WHERE SOME MEATHEAD IS GOING TO MAKE ME CRY.