Practice makes perfect, right? So it makes sense that to get better at running, you need to keep running. While consistency is important, we sometimes get bogged down in following our training plans to a “T” and get burned out. One of the best, and often overlooked, ways to fight burn out (and, spoiler alert! get better) is to cross-train!
Wait, do something other than run? YES!
Luckily, at the Y, there are tons of fun ways to cross-train. You can take a class – Body Pump, cycle, HIIT, step, Pilates, TRX, just to name a few. If classes just aren’t for you, that’s not a problem. Cross-training also includes all types of activities like swimming, basketball, pickleball and weight training. Another option is to try out a different cardio machine. With our selection of Expresso bikes, Arc Trainers and StepMills, we’ve got something for everyone!
All it takes is two cross-training sessions per week, and you’ll be on your way to being a well-rounded runner. Don’t forget to stretch (ps- try a yoga class!). Visit ymaryland.org for the full schedule of classes!