Cross training is all about mixing up your exercise routine to boost your fitness in preparation for race day.
Cross training activities such as cycling, swimming, or pool running can boost your aerobic fitness while promoting blood flow to your legs. Activities like these are very low impact so they’re kind to your joints but still give you a great workout in preparation for the race.
If you’re new to running or you’re not used to long runs, then it’s wise to undertake some cross training before race day.
This week, why not try something new? Go for a long bike ride, swim some laps or even kick a footy in the park.
For your next run, aim to match the pace you want to run on race day and run for as long as you can but give yourself 2–3 minutes recovery.
Try to get in 4 good runs this week as you build your speed and endurance. And remember to consult your doctor if you have any fitness or health issues.