Today, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks about cross training. What is cross training and what are the benefits for runners? Cross training is any activity that complements your running training and makes you a better runner. Examples include strength training, swimming, cycling, walking and hiking, yoga and pilates. Cross training helps prevent injuries, improves running efficiency and endurance, helps target specific deficiencies, prevents burn-out and over training, gives you athletic range and accelerates recovery. Listen in and incorporate cross training into your schedule!