IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE TO WORK IN TRAINING RUNS WHILE ON VACATION. Is the converse true? Is it hard to work in a vacation around a destination race? It’s something you may wish to try, according to Emily Polacheck’s article “Why You Should Plan a Run-cation (And Travel Tips for Runners)” for Competitor.com.
Chiefly, this kind of get-away allows the traveler to experience a place from an entirely different perspective, she says. You pack differently, see different sites, and feel differently afterward (better, she suggests). To help readers she has 5 tips to make the experience a success.
A run-cation doesn’t need to be centered on a well-known race event. It could be a camp or retreat, or a custom-designed visit that doesn’t involve competition. It can be arranged as a solo or group experience. Any location might be investigated for the presence of running/cycling paths or roads that can permit the seeing-of-sights.
Big famous destination races may fill up quickly once registration opens months before they’re run and thus necessitate careful advance vacation planning. These races determine the dates of your visit and dictate a rigorous training schedule. However, fantastic or simple destinations you dearly wish to visit can accommodate your dreams ANYTIME if you run your own race or plan to run or walk renowned courses outside of the formal competition.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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