Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Other Workouts

It can be easy getting caught just swimming/biking/running when training for triathlons. But lifting, core work, and drills (among other things) are still really important in making an all around good athlete. On Monday's before our evening Master's practice Marty has been meeting some athletes at a local park for a run and all sorts of plyometrics and drills. I went for the first time last night because I had been resting that pesky hip (which has been feeling a-okay recently).

Bond Park has one of those fitness trails that meanders through it - you know what I'm talking about - those stations where you do everything from pull ups to jumping jacks.

We run to each station and do whatever it is we're supposed to do (even if the thing you can only do consists of a whole two pull-ups, ahem). Some of it seems silly but most of it is really good to do to supplement the training. At the end we do run specific drills and strides. The entire run doesn't end up being all that long (2+ miles or so?) but with everything in between....holy crap am I sore today!

4 comments:

Jennifer Harrison said...

Oh how fun!
Kari and I had a great time at camp....I kept telling her that the workouts she is doing with you are SO good for her...she has a ton of potential, so keep after her down there for me. thanks Bri! :)

PS Yes! I love my core/TRX sessions each week...much needed for sure!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I love those little stations along trails...they are so fun! :)

Angela said...

the core work is definitely making a difference with me...and tonight, hot yoga! hurray for cross training.

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