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No, I am not changing my sport to swimming! I was hanging out with family in Escondido for the long weekend. I was not able to find time to get a run in on Sunday because of the preparation time it takes to get 2 kids ready for a road trip (60-90 min). There goes my time to run…

So I thought, well, my relatives have a pool in their backyard, why not swim some laps and get my Michael Phelps on! It would be a nice little change from running and I can spare my joints the pounding!


We were goofing around in the 85 degree weather. It was perfect for a dip in the pool. The sun was out, the sky was clear, and the pool was cool. The best thing about Southern California is the weather! Not too in the summertime and not too cold in the wintertime. And you can’t beat that view from my relative’s backyard.It overlooks Escondido and into the mountains.

Here are some other pics from my swim day. I almost did a belly flop here! That would’ve sucked!

Practicing my Pose Technique in the air!

Pose Technique!

Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming

Thank you all for visiting! What do you think of crosstraining? How often do you crosstrain when you are preparing for a long endurance race?

Thank you for running  swimming with me!




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  • Gillian @ Money After Graduation September 4, 2012, 6:50 am

    I think crosstraining is a good idea; I have had injuries from overstress due to running, so now I usually just run 1 or 2 times a week and do other activities the other days. Haven’t had an injury since!

    • Ron September 4, 2012, 8:36 am

      What kind of crosstraining do you do? I signed up for Crossfit over the summer. I try to go 1-2 times a week, but lately I haven’t had a chance because of my schedule. I might have to start utilizing my community pool and add swimming into my training routine! Cheers to being injury-free!

  • Gary C September 4, 2012, 7:57 am

    It’s the way to go. Gotta mix it up not only to reduce injury, but also “confuse” your muscles so they don’t plateau.

    • Ron September 4, 2012, 8:37 am

      I totally believe in the whole muscle confusion theory to not plateau. I like how you always switch things up from running, swimming, and cycling. Looks like to me you are gearing up for a triathlon!

  • Nurse Frugal September 5, 2012, 1:24 am

    I think cross-training is essential. I feel a difference in my knees when I am doing weight training and running. I’m not a good swimmer so that wouldn’t work for me…..I have a friend who is a lifeguard who says she is going to teach me all the fancy water moves. Stoked.

    • Ron September 5, 2012, 1:19 pm

      Swimming, especially open-water swimming, is a great workout and it puts less strain on your joints. I wish I had the time to go out to the beach more often, like I use to before having my “grown-up” job and little kiddos! It’s okay, one day I’ll be taking my girls out to the ocean!

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