Runners are always looking for new ways to cross train their bodies to perform at their best. Over the past 5 years I have added spinning and extreme cycling to my training schedule. I have noticed that these types of cross training have increased my endurance levels, strengthened my large muscles, and improves my fast twitch muscle reaction time.
If you are like me just the thought of a stationary bike brings pain to my rear region. Well that is an issue, but only for the first two or three classes. This is a great option for training when the weather does not permit outdoor speed workouts. Spin and cycling can also add FUN to your training. The addition of a class puts people in your life that otherwise you might never meet.
Spin and Cycling are highly recommended by myself and most of my running buddies. Give it a try and you will see why.