There's this new class at the gym called Duathlon Training. One day a week they swim and then do a 3 mile run. Another day of the week they run 3 miles and then bike for 30 minutes.
I've been doing good the past few weeks about doing some biking (on the stationary ones at the gym either on my own or in a spin class) on some of my non-running days, but I can't get myself in the pool on my own. I'd love to do some swimming so that I can 1) get some good cross training in and 2) get better at swimming laps in case I ever do really want to try a triathlon. I feel like it'd be easier to get myself swimming if I was doing it with a group in a class setting.
The only thing hanging me up is the running part. I know I can handle the run, but what I don't know is if adding those miles on top of my regular training schedule is smart. If I go to both classes each week, that's an extra 6 miles per week. I am trying to be super careful about not overtraining, but at the same time I know that plenty of people add junk miles into their marathon training. These would certainly be junk miles for me and not my quality run. Or I could try to make those runs part of my regular runs by just running the rest of the workout I need to do after the class, but is that really the smartest thing to do.
What do y'all think? Should I do it? Should I worry about those miles? Or should I see if I can just join the swimming and biking parts and skip the runs since I'm already doing runs on other days?