I am in Week 3 of a 10 week HM training programme (my first).
My mileage is increasing week on week and far more than I've done before (I have only been running 6 months).
Despite this I fancy some cross training - in particular attending a local "spinning" class. It is a 45min session.
As I haven't done anything like this before am I risking injury by doing this class especially on a "rest" day.
Advice greatfully received.
Hi Kev - I have been running under 6 months and in week 3 of a 12 week HM training programme so similar position to yourself. Before I started running I used to do spinning and loved it (well after first few weeks I did!!) and since started running I go spinning once a week but on a cross training day not a rest day; it feels fine but don't think I would risk it on rest day as it can make your legs ache like crazy after first few classes.
Have to admit - I like to properly rest on my rest days (I need it!)
In case anyone isn't aware - this is spinning:
Running Kev wrote (see)
cross-training??Get yourself entered in a couple of Cyclo-Cross races Kev, you'll get cycling & running in one fell swoop
Look here, you'll find links to the calendar
Richard - 1 step (or revolution) at a time!
Only just bought a mountain bike!
Thanks B-D-BRichard - 1 step (or revolution) at a time! Only just bought a mountain bike!
cougie wrote (see)
The cross champs at the weekend are cancelled due to the conditions. I think spinning is a much safer bet !
We used to race in the ice & snow, last years Championships in Bradford (Peel Park) was frosty, but was a damn fine event to watch
Spinning is great fun! I got told not to do a class the day before a long run though because it makes your legs tired and can affect your running form making an injury more likely.
I love spinning! I used to do 4 classes a week before I did running, now I have my own spinning bike and I use it at home when the weather is bad. A spinning workout is as hard as you make it - you add your own resistance to make it harder to turn the pedals, so you could vary between a moderate and very high intensity workout depending on the amount of resistance you use and the effort you put in. I always used to push myself to a very high intensity at most classes, but there were a few people who you could tell were not pushing themselves very much.
I find that it helps strengthen my knee joints and so helps with my running.
Richard Thackeray 2 wrote (see)
Running Kev wrote (see)Despite this I fancy some cross training - in particular attending a local "spinning" class. It is a 45min session.cross-training??Get yourself entered in a couple of Cyclo-Cross races Kev, you'll get cycling & running in one fell swoop Look here, you'll find links to the calendar http://new.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross
I had a read of the link- cyclo cross looks great fun. I took up mountain biking 18 months ago, and i love it though I find some of the difficult descents really scary!
Enjoyes the spinning - great work out. 45 mins went fast!
A bit tired tonight.
Out for a 6.5 miler in the morning.
Vicky Probyn wrote (see)
Cross is good fun, & polite too!, there's generally an 'Excuse me!, on your right/left!" before someone overtakes
Wheels/tools/pumps will be lent to someone who has a problem at our local series
Plus, the winter events are usually 'an hour, plus a lap' (summer series are 45 minutes - so everything can be tidied away before dusk commences)
Mountain Bikes are welcome, as I previously stated, & there's a few ladies generally enter the events
This guy usually attends too
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