I love how Julie says, this time of year, do what you love, mix it up, enjoy those cross-training-endurance days!
I have snowshoed a bunch since the beautiful white stuff has started falling in our area. It’s such a great workout for the lower body. I can really feel it in my quads, glutes, hips, and even in my abs/core. When I snow-shoed last year I experienced sharp pain in my left hip. Not this year! The off-the-bike training from Julie has seriously helped my hip strength and flexibility. I am now able to snowshoe 5 miles including steep ascends, pain-free! And with the constant reminder from Julie to “engage our core”, my abs also get a great workout.
All of this cross-training and off-the-bike fun is not only helping my hip joints and muscle strength now, but it is also creating super fun times with my teammates. That to me is priceless!