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Effective cross-training can make you a healthier and better balanced runner.
Everybody knows training for a marathon requires lots of running. But, other exercises need to be incorporated into your training regimen to ensure that you cross the finish line strong and healthy.
When I trained for my first marathon I ran at least 5 days per week and did little cross training. Throughout my training program I struggled with shin splints and knee pain. It was frustrating to deal with these injuries.
While training for my second marathon I was taking a power yoga class twice a week. I also incorporated weight training and some cycling.
My marathon training program only required 3 days of running per week and emphasized cross-training. Here is a sample week from my training: