30 Nov '14, 7pm

5 cross-training/running pair-ups to boost your running performance right now:

SOMETIMES, it’s what you do when you’re not running that can give your training an edge. That’s the case with cross-training . A weekly nonrunning workout gives your muscles and joints a break from pounding the pavement while producing specific benefits that carry over to your running. “If you only run, you’re essentially using the same muscles within the same plane of motion over and over again,” says Shannon Colavecchio, CEO of Badass Fitness in Tallahassee, Florida, who trains runners in cycling, rowing, and core-strengthening classes. “Using different muscles and movement patterns can help you prevent injuries and also help you build speed and endurance.” While you can get a good cross-training workout from many activities, some exercises are particularly useful in helping you achieve certain running goals. Here are the best cross-training/running pair-ups. To Train Ha...

Full article: http://www.runnersworldonline.com.au/jump-cross-training/

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