How to Easily Convert Run Training to Cross Training

<p><img draggable=”false” src=”https://kylekranz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-04-10-15.16.00-2-1024×1024.jpg” alt=”2016-04-10-15-16-00-2″ width=”506″ height=”506″ /></p><p>One of the biggest mistakes people make when taking a period of rest from running due to injury is NOT cross-training.</p><p>With cycling, rowing, swimming, water running, or the elliptical, you can preserve a great deal of running fitness while at the same time letting the injury heal.</p><p>For runners on a training plan, the simplest method is to simply continue their plan or routine while converting running minutes to cross-training minutes. Below is a sample running week.</p><p>M: EZ4 (miles)</p><p>T: EZ8 with strides</p><p>W: EZ4 T: EZ3, MOD3, EZ2</p><p>F: EZ4 with strides</p><p>S: EZ10+HARD2</p><p>S: Rest</p><p>Now if you know your average training pace is roughly 9 minutes per mile, simply take 9 or 10 minutes for every mile and do that on the bike or the elliptical. It would look like this, numbers slightly rounded:</p><p>M: EZ40 (minutes)</p><p>T: EZ80 minutes with accelerations</p><p>W: EZ40</p><p>T: EZ30, MOD30, EZ20</p><p>F: EZ40</p><p>S: EZ100+HARD20</p><p>S: Rest</p><p>Looking for some elliptical reviews? <a href=”https://www.reviews.com/elliptical-machines/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Check out this resource from Revies.com!</a></p>