Officially starting my crosstraining program up this week. I will be loosely following the principles set forth in the book Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster. The basic concept is to run 3 key runs a week along with 2-3 crosstraining sessions. My new bike trainer is going to get a lot of use. You may be wondering why I am riding on the trainer instead of outside. The answer is twofold. The first reason is pretty pathetic. I am scared of riding outdoors with my clipless pedals. After buying my pedals I fell 3 times and banged myself up pretty badly. This really scared me and I didn’t touch the bike for a couple of months other than short rides with my family without clipping in. The trainer will allow me to actually use my bike for workouts again. The second reason is I get a better workout on the trainer. When riding on the street or trail there is a good amount of stop and go and coasting downhills.
Here is the bike trainer my husband bought me is the CycleOps Cycle Ops Pro Pack. It came with everything I needed: Fluid 2 Trainer, training mat, Bike Thong, 2 Climbing Blocks, and training DVD. It was easy to set up and is nice and quiet. I’ve taken it off a couple of times to ride with my kids and it was super easy to get off and back on.
Really hoping this new plan give my foot enough rest so that it finally heals up. It would be nice to run without pain again.
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