Typically, when the term “cross-training” comes up, it’s in the context of the horse. Well, not this time. This weekend, I’m embarking on some cross-training of my own. I’m signed up to participate in the PF Chang’s Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon here in Phoenix on Sunday.
My finish goal is the same as my endurance goals: just finish, even if I’m the turtle. I’m not a runner by any stretch of the imagination, and even though I enjoy it, my DNA didn’t get the message to gift me with the runner’s physique, so my style of running is more of a “run 1/4 mile, walk 1/4 mile” type of thing. Slow and steady, and hopefully that’ll get me across the finish line within 4 hours.