Oh and a scrumptious breakfast makes a big difference too
Yes I made those and yes you can come over next Sunday. I also believe in celebrating the yum!
Now that the 1/2 marathon hype has come and gone I'm starting to contemplate my next move. While I am planning to maintain my cardio base in preparation for the 30k in August I also want to take a temporary step back from all the detailed training and focus a little more on cross training for the next month.
The thing is, as much as I enjoy running I enjoy cross training just as much, if not ever more. I love the feelings of strength and power that I get from strength and cycling, not to mention that my body responds well to them too.
So here's the idea: No formal training plan until mid-June. Instead I will run once on the weekend (long) and at least once throughout the week (tempo or speed) and focus the rest of my energy on some of the other things I really like. All things considered I hope to maintain most of my endurance but also return to training with a refreshed outlook, ready to take on some personal distance records (PDRs).
Mixing things up a little? Works for me (and my unhappy knee)!!
So tell me, how do you keep your physical activity fresh and interesting? If you run, do you ever take a break?