What is cross training? Why do we do it? Does it help?
I have heard many “experts” claim that cross training is not or was not helpful- I know 3 of the so called experts that only ran and also were hurt(surgical repair needed) more than one time.
I have been running , for fun, for 28+ years. I have also been doing a variety of cross training during that time.
I started as a runner after having several knee surgeries ( football years) but have been running races of 13-26 and 32 miles without any trouble. This is the result of smart training/ running and staying strong with cross training.
some classics from Runners World
Here is some with focus on all Track & Field events- but it is safely applicable to amateur distance runners.