Veteran runners can choose from a variety of different forms of cross training, but new runners will need to be quite careful about cross training because if they are not already physically fit, the cross training may sap their energy and tire the muscles they should be saving for their running days. Enter hiking. Hiking is the perfect form of cross training for someone just embarking on a running career, and this episode explains why it is ideal. Hopefully, it will motivate you to get out there and start hiking to help you attain better running fitness.
Years ago, most runners would finish their whole running career without ever doing a marathon or even a half marathon. [Read more…]