I saw the graphic on Facebook and I nearly had a panic attack. Only 100 days until the Pittsburgh Marathon weekend....which means I need to get my butt in gear for training for the half marathon.
I have decided that I am going to take on a new approach to my training though. Along with the obvious training runs that I have to do, I am doing as much cross training as I can to help strengthen my core and legs. I think that it will make a huge difference to how I run and my endurance.
I've taken up yoga, Body Pump, 21 Day Fix workouts and spin classes. I will do other things to cross train along the way but those are the main ones.
I went on a 5.60 mile run today in the cold and snow. It was not easy at all. It was probably my hardest run ever and I didn't have music to help distract me or get me into a nice rhythm. I think that may have been the biggest factor.
I got the run in though and I joined the local running store's group run to get it in. I liked it and I am hoping to go again next week when they will have a Saucony rep there so we can try their shoe while we run and see if we like them!