1. Pool and ocean swimming While swimming is not a favorite activity, I do enjoy morning swims when it is too hot to enjoy running. I get workouts on my training plan that include varying sets of intervals that include leg work and arm work plus sometimes timed drills. Ocean swimming is another great option and since we live very close to the beach, we sometimes do an open water swim. I tried my first last summer and despite being very nervous, found it quite exhilarating. And lets face it, the salt water really helps with buoyancy, a very good thing for swimmers.
2. Classes My gym offers a vast assortment of classes including spin, pump and sweat, Yoga, Pilates etc. While I have tried some of the classes, the timing has not worked out great for me so I decided to try Orange Theory Fitness this week. They just opened a studio less than 3 miles from my house so it is convenient and since I am paying for monthly workouts I will attend.
3. Personal Training Christine will like this one. I am resuming my personal training sessions with Britt next week after my two week hiatus from the London Marathon. I love working with a trainer one on one because they can focus on your weaknesses which are usually the things I avoid doing on my own.
4. Biking When the weather is hot, a bike ride is usually a better option than running. Having now found a group of girls who would like to ride once a week, this is another workout I am adding this summer. Riding uses different muscles than running so it is a great workout between those difficult speed workouts.
|Love my new bike since I can go faster on it!|
Do you have any special workouts you incorporate into your plan when it is the off season?