Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mountain Bike Cross-training

Went mountain biking with a friend at Trout Brook this morning.  Mountain biking may be the perfect sport to cross-train with barefoot-style running.  I've found that running in Vibrams makes me better, more fit, and develops my reflexes for mountain biking, even if I don't do any mountain biking.

I can get on my bike after a few month off, and it's like I hadn't missed a day.

Mountain biking, on the other hand, works the hamstrings hard, which hopefully will help me in my speed work.

The nice thing is you can do both on the exact same trails, and it's a completely different experience.