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2/19/12 2:15 A

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I will usually use the stationary bike or walk - sometimes I do an exercise DVD! I also have a yoga phase now and then.


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2/18/12 6:21 P

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Today I ice skated for an hour.

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2/16/12 7:39 P

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Yoga class once or sometimes 2x/week. Elliptical and Spin Bike.

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2/16/12 1:58 P

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My winter schedule and summer schedule are very different. My winter schedule looks like this:
Monday - Interval treadmill run
Tuesday - 45 minute Zumba class followed by 1 hour boot camp class
Wednesday - Tempo treadmill run
Thursday - 45 minute Zumba class followed by 1 hour boot camp class
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Long treadmill run
Sunday - 20-30 mile bike outside(if the weather permits...I live in Ohio!)

My summer schedule is a little different:

Monday - Interval run at the local track
Tuesday - 45 minute Zumba class followed by 1 hour boot camp class
Wednesday - Outside tempo run
Thursday - 45 minute Zumba class followed by 1 hour boot camp class
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Long run outside (or long bike sometimes)
Sunday - 30-40 minute swim in morning, 15-20 mile bike in evening

Some of this will change depending on if I am training for a half-marathon, long-distance bike event or triathlon, but for the most part this is what I stick to.

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2/10/12 8:29 A

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I try to do a lot of different things b/c I like variety.

I strength train, do the step mill, rowing machine or stationary bike, swim, take a bootcamp class, do a video at home and I also take Taekwondo twice a week. I also like to ski, snowboard and ice skate during the winter.

I don't do all of those every week, but those are the activities that I choose from usually.

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2/10/12 12:33 A

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In a talk given by a physiotherapist tonight, he said there is building evidence that the most helpful cross-training that runners can do is to strengthen their abductor muscles for greater pelvic stability. Strengthening these muscles in particular will stabilize the pelvis, reduce instability in the legs, reduce pronation and help to prevent many injuries that result from instability (ankle rolls, twisted knees, and so on). He also said 9 out of 10 runners could benefit from additional abductor strength training.

Thoughts on this?

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2/9/12 11:33 A

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Pole fitness 2x per week.

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2/9/12 11:19 A

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Teal, thanks for the info on TRX. I am looking forward to something different!

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2/8/12 11:02 A

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Upper body/core ST with a partner twice a week.
Trying to develop a good lower body ST routine that mimics physical therapy I went through recently.
Elliptical or stationary bike on non-running cardio days.
I tried swimming for awhile but I was just killing myself in the shoulder/upper back area! I think I do flip turns incorrectly. emoticon

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2/7/12 9:12 P

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Sharon - I think you will enjoy the TRX. They have some pretty good workout DVDs to go with it. I used it a lot when my job had me living out of a suitcase.

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2/7/12 2:18 P

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Strength training and cycling.

Also, I will be moving next month to an area where there is no gym close by, so I will be investing in TRX bands or similar so I can continue with my strength training.

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2/6/12 2:56 P

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I do lower body ST/PT on the days I run. Using a ball to do wall squats, and a series of exercises with 10 lbs of ankle weight.

I do upper body ST on the days I walk. A series of exercises using 10 lb dumbbells.

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2/5/12 6:41 P

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I've been going to the gym most mornings since my wife got me a membership. The weight training is supposed to be good for my back. But I still hate the treadmil!!

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12/30/11 1:26 A

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I speed skate - on ice in winter and inline in summer. I also play hockey a couple times per week. Plus strength training at the gym. I'd almost say that skating is where my heart is and distance running keeps me in shape for it, rather than skating being a cross-training activity!

Great changes yet to come in 2012!
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12/29/11 12:20 P

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I walk, ski in the winter, bike and hike in the spring summer and fall. We also went kayaking a couple of times this past summer. I've been meaning to join the gym across the street from me to use the rowing machines and join the spin class. I got to do a free trial last week and loved the spin class, the place was totally empty only 3 people. Sometimes my legs get too sore from running and I need a break, so those other exercises really help me to still maintain my fitness level.

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12/29/11 11:18 A

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posted in wrong thread, ooops

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 12/29/2011 (11:18)
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12/28/11 9:57 P

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I use the bikes or ellipticals at the gym. The elliptical hits a lot of different muscles for me and is almost more like ST for me. The bike is for when I really want to just take it easy. I also try to get in yoga whenever I can.

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12/28/11 6:25 P

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Timothy, What Birgit said. You will not regret spending money on yourself. I did with my treadmill, and that thing has been a source of unending joy to me. I mean, I smile when I just SEE the darn thing. Do it. You will not use that hated thing you have. Donate it and get a write-off.

I love Netflix streaming. It's my only TV.

Another thing: I've used my downtime this past month to sleep and experiment with just how much sleep I really need. The results have been eye-opening. Or shutting. You can heal faster with great sleep, so that can be another fitness task you take on enthusiastically. What do you say?

Edited by: SAVANNAHZMOMMA1 at: 12/28/2011 (18:27)
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Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
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12/28/11 6:12 P

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Unless it's your grocery money get one of those things to use with your real bikes. And maybe add a subscription to Netflix to entertain yourself and distract from the discomfort.
YOU ARE WORTH IT. I have a husband who is a little cheap with himself. NOT OK, contradicts all Spark principles.
It's not worth losing your fitness and/or enthusiasm for exercise over a couple hundred dollars. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/28/11 6:03 P

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I have gotten myself into a pickle.

My normal cross training involves swimming and cycling, plus strength training. I was planning on entering into yoga this winter.

Then I tore my rotator cuff. And it's cold. Swimming, not so much. Cycling, too darned cold for me; it chill my core and takes me *forever* to warm up. Upper body ST, not happening.

Here's the problem. There should be no reason for me to slack off on cycling since I have a stationary in my cellar. I hate it. I am looking at one of those trainers that I can put one of my "real" bikes on, but I am a cheap son of a gun.

Also no reason for me to not strength train for core and lower body, right? But while my shoulder doesn't exactly hurt, it is ever-present and uncomfortable.

And when the surgery hits, I expect running will go away for a while too.

It's looking like PT will be my only workout. emoticon

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12/28/11 5:52 P

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I strength train and do yoga because I need to, I do Zumba because it's fun!

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12/28/11 4:24 P

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I have always loved what I could do right on the trail: pushups, pull-ups and chin-ups on the bars they have along the way at our metropark. I've just started working with strap suspension training in my home, and it feels GREAT. I work at a desk during the day, and this just helps my sore shoulders and builds the core. I'm even getting a good calf stretch and squats with this. Very nice. I guess I figure the running is whole body, so it's nice to have the strength be whole body, too.

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Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


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Right now it's kind of a muddle. Weight training, yoga, stuff like that.

I'm eager for January 21 which is when our triathlon team starts training again. 6 days a week I'll be either swimming, biking, running or a combination of the above. Plus strength training and stretching. Our Y has a foam rolling class (for an hour!) which I'm planning to get faithful about.

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12/28/11 4:10 P

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I am interested in hearing what kinds of cross training people do. I have been doing swimming but find it hard to get in the pool in the winter. My local YMCA just started indo-row classes and this seems like a really good compliment to my running but I have not tried one yet. I follow variations of the FIRST program for my running (marathon training) so I run 3 days per week, one day easy, one day speedwork or tempo, one day long and cross training 2 days a week. Karen emoticon

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