Last week, my daughter was generous enough to share a cold with me. At the same time, I heard from two runners I coach. One was battling what sounded like a pretty bad cold and the other was dealing with the flu.
It’s that time of the year again. People are getting ill and training is getting interrupted.
There is some truth to that quote. If we’re really trying to push our limits, then sometimes we will hit our limits and we will have a bad experience. If you’ve never had a bad race, how close are you to your limits?
We all know the simple definition of winning: crossing the finish line first.
But there’s much more to winning than just that. In large races, only one of thousands of runners can cross the finish line first. Many more may have run the best they could and have accomplished all the goals that had set out for themselves.
You very likely do something that someone would call cross training. Whether things to supplement our aerobic conditioning like elliptical trainers or cycling or things like strength training to beef up some aspects of our fitness that running may not do as great at, almost all of us do something.
How do you prioritize your cross training, though?