Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Mix and Match

ORN: 5 mile bike/40 minute run [4/1 run/walk] /5 mile bike.

I'm the 'celebrity coach" with my wife Jenny's Chicago Endurance Sports "Learn to Run" training program. Actually, I guess I'm the celebrity coach for all the other programs too. Mostly, it's a chance to me to run and talk to folks.

The Learn to Run program is - in some ways - the most fun. These are nealy all people who are just starting out on their active lifestyle. Every new distance is a personal best. With new runners you never hear someone say that they "ONLY" ran 5 miles.

The biking down, doing the run, biking back is a great way to warm-up and cool down. This is city cycling, not down-on-the-drops road cycling, so it works pretty well to just get the blood moving. It's also a good way to stretch out the hamstrings after an easy run.

Speaking of cycling: If you're not watching the Tour de France, I would highly recommend that you do. What Lance Armstrong is doing may/will never be done again. It's an amazing accomplishment.

Waddle on, friends.


Lara said...

Add a little swim in there and you'll be ready for a triathlon! :)

Melissa said...

So glad to stumble upon your blog! I was in CDC's Half-Marathon training last summer (did run/walk - you ran with my group a few times). This summer I'm training for my first triathlon -- I think you sort of lit a fire under me!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Well on Sunday, I'm "only" running a half marathon. On Monday, I will likely do my post "The Butt View of the Calgary Half". I loved when in Tampa you made all those watching turn around cause that's the view you get in a race. Sometimes that's the better view. :-)