As I posted yesterday we are training for a marathon in June. We are following a training schedule from the Marathon book that we are reading. My wife has already read the book and I am about half way through currently. The schedule includes several running days each week and some days for other cross training. On the cross training days we have been doing some Beach Body workouts, mostly 21 Day fix so far, and some other made up upper body and ab workouts. Mostly we try not to work out legs on those days to give them time to recover.
Something else that I think is helping my training a lot is the way we have been eating. I recently read a couple of books about diet. One was called Deep Nutrition https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Nutrition-Your-Genes-Traditional/dp/1250113849. The other one is called Eat Fat To Get Thin https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Fat-Get-Thin-Sustained/dp/0316338834. I may write some more about those books at some point, but one of the main ideas from both of them is to cut out almost all sugar and simple carbohydrates from your diet.
We have been eating this way for several weeks now. I think it helps very much with my soreness and recovery time from these runs and workouts. Eating more healthy fat also keeps me from getting hungry on long runs. The longest I've done so far has been 7 miles, so we will see if that continues to be true, but it seems better than before already. I will go more into what I have been eating in some future posts.