My marathon training has lacked one key element. At least in the "formal" sense. Sorry Coach Karl and Coach Jen.....I um, have been not so great in the cross-training department. But in my defense chasing after a four year old and three big dogs can count as cross-training. Today I decided this was going to be the week I follow my training plan to a T (hey, better late than never!) I found a Tone and Stretch aquatic class at the Firstenburg Center. It did however require me to get up at 6 am to get CB to school and me to the gym before work.
I am not a big fan of swimming, but this class was pretty good. When I got there I discovered that I was the youngest person there (by about 50 years....) So I spent 45 minutes doing some water aerobics and some good stretching. Best part was that I felt like I had an amazing workout!
Why is it that when the coaches tell you something they are always right?! I wish I would have started this a lot sooner, not because I think it would affect my training so much as it just feels good! So now I am on the hunt for another class to try and really integrate it into my training.