VACATION 2017 TUESDAY: TRY A NEW SPORT LIKE SUP OR KAYAKING
“Cross-Training 101: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding” by Julie Kailus for CompetItor.com explains how great this surging sport is for improving running. It’s terrific way to get in a total body workout, for developing balance, and getting outdoors!
No nearby lake, you moan? SUP rental and instructions have been offered on relatively shallow bodies of water that are found in big city parks! There’s likely an opportunity within a short drive of your vacation location. Yes, you can alternately kayak or canoe, but SUP will benefit running. Also, you can call yourself a surfer, dude.
REI also ran an article in 2015, “Kayaking and SUP: Training Tips and Exercises” that provides a guide “designed to help you focus on the most essential aspects of fitness for completing a paddling adventure: cross training and strength training.”
For those not possessing the foot, lower body/hip, and core and upper body strength to take on SUP during a quick vacation ‘adventure’ without incurring injury, kayak may be more appealing. Regardless, enjoy the water if it’s nearby.
RUN AND VACATION HAPPY!
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