Weekend Training and Running Resources
Oh hello friends.
Thanks for the positive feedback on my non-running related post. For the rest of you, it is back to regular run-talk.
This weekend was one full of cross training! Friday night, I kicked off with a strength session at Revkor, going through yoga and strengthening movements.
Saturday morning, I got my bike all tuned at my local bike shop and headed to Toronto to meet my friend Todd for a spontaneous cross fit session. I have actually never gone to a formal cross fit class before so it was a lot of fun to go through the movements. We went to Academy of Lions and I was extremely impressed with the set up.
We were briefed on the class outline and taken through a dynamic warm up. After that, they went through some of the key movements that would be included in our WOD (Workout Of the Day). Our movements were kettle bell swings, box jumps, wall balls and rope pull ups.
We had a great class and I will certainly be trying another cross fit class, especially because of the incredible strength benefits it offers for runners rebuilding in the off season.
After that, we grabbed a quick coffee and met a group of friends for a cycle. We have an undying love for Cobs Bread and we planned a long ride from Toronto to Oakville to get some delicious carbs. 80 KM is a long way to go for a cinnamon scone but it is totally worth it in my mind.
Unfortunately, not everyone agreed, most notably, my friend Peter who demonstrated the issue of not having a properly fitted bike. His quote for the blog :
Valid. Any one else experience this when just getting into road biking?
The next morning, I headed to Tannenbaum 10 KM to cheer on runners and saw some extremely solid performances from runners including some wicked PRs.
I am loving the unseasonably warm weather we are having in South Western Ontario and if next year is similar, I will totally do this race – it is a speedy, level course with a great view of the Lake Shore.
Post-race, this happened again.
I wanted to leave you with some cool resources I have found last week for training:
It’s All In the Hips [Runners World] – Why you should be focusing on more than just foot strike.
Why Self Acceptance Matters – Great blog post on why self criticism doesn’t work to make you a better person.
One Athlete’s Quest for the Perfect Night’s Sleep – As a sleep evangelist, I absolutely loved this article.
Longevity in Ultra Running – How to fall in love with the sport and stay in the game long term.
Ever have issues with your “seat” in long distance bike riding?
What did you do this weekend?
Read anything cool lately? Share it below!