I think in the latter part of my marathon training, I shunned my cross training a bit. Ultimately, I think that hurt me because the time on the bike tends to strengthen my quads to oppose the hamstrings that grow stronger and tighter with each training run. In the end, that may played a role in my knee pain during the marathon. While it’s typically not good to look back in regret, I believe in learning from my mistakes, so I’m making a big effort to stick with the cross training and the strength training this time around.
Today, I did 20 easy minutes on the bike followed by a full body strength program.