Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cross training...

Well, I can officially say I must have turned into a single sport person somewhere, and I'm not sure how much I like that?? I did my first run of 2011 on sunday, which was just over 3 hours....-1C and sunny skies in Yukon is a rare occurance and like a rare treat to savor! I felt great the next day after my run, and keen to start gearing up for what 2011 will bring. I decided the next day it was time to get back to some weight training after a rather large hiatus....2 sets of lunges and a few sets of squats and I thought, I should do this more often, that felt great and didn't take much time at all. I woke up the next morning and felt like my hamstring were going to rip off my bones. Mmm, and I thought I was pretty fit, how quickly our bodies forget?! That doesn't seem logical, I can run for hours comfortably, but a few sets of leg weights debilitates me...I guess I forgot how important cross training was since I've been focusing on pretty much stricly running for the second half of 2010. Well, definately time to get back to a little strength training and some core work, with a few spinning sessions sprinkled in there!

First up for 2011 - Yukon Arctic Ultra marathon, Feb 6th. Will do this as a training run, given the rather short time frame, and the fact that speed is likely not a huge factor as the conditions aren't generally great for running. Greg is running the Yukon Ultra to Dawson..., which did I mention is 430 miles?? Crazy!??