3 Ways to Prepare for Spring
Friday, 17 August 2012
From the August 2012 issue of Runner’s World
Try these tricks to overcome the final winter days
1 TAKE A CLASS
The unstructured period between your last autumn race and the start of spring training is the perfect time to try yoga, CrossFit or Zumba. You’ll broaden your fitness without worrying about affecting key workouts.
2 GET IN WARM WATER
Use a flotation belt and “run” in an indoor pool. Starting in the deep end, go “hard” to where your feet touch, and return at the same intensity to the deep end. Then do an “easy” lap. Repeat for 30 to 45 minutes.
3 BUST ’MILL BOREDOM
Set your music player to shuffle. Warm up for one song, then run fast for 60 seconds at the beginning of each song before returning to a comfortable pace. Repeat five to 10 times. Cool down with one song.
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