I was out on one of my lunchtime runs today and, as my mind wandered (as it often does when I run), I got to wondering if any of you other BFers cross-train by running.
I try to get out at least three days a week at lunchtime. Most of my runs are loops that vary anywhere from 3.5 - 4.5 miles - - something bite-sized that I can do, shower and get back to work in the hour. I guess the reasons I do it are:
- I love running (the masochist in me)
- Varies my routine – especially in the winter when riding means indoors on a trainer
- I feel distance running imparts a certain mental toughness that I cannot readily duplicate riding (there’s no coasting when you run - - to get back you have to keep putting one foot in front of the other)
So how ‘bout it? Do you run? How much? Or maybe you don’t - - tell us why you might feel that time is better spent in the saddle.