Cross training is a huge part of marathon training. Running too much tends to wear your body out, and cross training allows you to get in your cardio while giving your joints a break and working different muscles. Swimming is an ideal way to cross train and it really mixes things up. I actually planned most of my training schedule around swimming because there are only so many free swim times, and Thursday night happened to work!
When I swim, I look like a fish out of water, which is funny because me in water is like a fish not in water (oh how the tables have turned), nevertheless, every Thursday night my friend Jenny and I hit the pool. I’m not down with the swimming terminology, so all I’m going to say is that I swam some laps, then used a kick board for a number of minutes, then swam a few more laps. I have been doing this for a few weeks now, and it has been a great addition to my routine.
Thank You Notes:
- Thank you to hats for keeping my head warm while I walk back to school in the winter weather with wet hair.
The only thing better than a hat is a free hat. Actually I think I paid for that with blood, sweat, tears, and all of my free time.
- Thank you to Jenny for mocking and then correcting my swimming technique. I’ll learn. But in all seriousness, thank you for getting me to swim every week.
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