I’m not a big believer in cross-training. I think that in order to perform your best, your training should be specific to what you are competing in. With that being said, I’m going to attempt to bike to/from work several days per week.
It’s not a long distance, and I think it will be just as quick as driving since I have to park several blocks from my building. In addition, my bike is a beater, so there’s only a .01% chance it will get stolen during the day.
Aside from the cross-training, it’s the “green” thing to do – as you can see above, Syracuse hammered this idea home with some fancy, shmancy, green bike lanes.
So that’s that. Meanwhile, I’ve been re-incorporating speed workouts into my routine. Last Wednesday, I ran half-mile repeats. On Sunday, I attempted a three-mile tempo ran. Sadly, I withered in the heat and it turned into a 1.5 mile tempo run and several 400m repeats. This week, I’m going to make another attempt at a three-mile tempo run.
Do you ever bike to work?
Do you do speed workouts? If so, what is your favorite one?