HOW GOOD IS YOUR CROSSTRAINING?

HOW GOOD IS YOUR CROSSTRAINING?

I THINK I HAVE THE PERFECT CROSSTRAINING SPORT:

__ It's fun
__ Strengthens my core, a lot
__ Sharpens my balance
___ and, I can get bonus points by taking Surfergirl along

So, I strapped on the Wahoo and fired up Strava to get some data.

It's not good.

Or, is it?

Today's effort vs last night's MTB effort

Max h. r. 107 vs 176
Average h.r. 96 vs 144
Relative Effort 6 vs 193

It's a lot easier on The Old Diesel's ol' ticker.  Honestly, that's probably a good thing and it's still a great workout.  When I'm done I have a similar feeling to a good swim workout... my upper body is pumped up and feels strong.

Plus, what other activity is going ticks the boxes of fun, core, balance and bonus points?

Not many.

I think the key for crosstraining is that it is fun and works on other parts of your body that you'll also need to be a strong bike rider.  The fun part, so we are consistent.  Strengthening other parts of our body, like our core, can make a huge difference in bike handling.

When I finally pick a date for next year to do a training camp here in San Clemente, we are for sure including time on the water...

... 'cause paddleboarding is a lotta fun.

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163.6
Stretch and HyperVolt
8.2 hrs sleep
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