I recently shared my article titled “How do you run on holiday”. This time I prepared suggestions for those who do not want to run or cannot run on holiday yet want to keep their peak condition. Here are a few suggestions for my followers who want an alternative to running on holiday.
1. Those who want to run whatever the cost
If you really want to run despite searing heat, one of the things you can do is to get up very early for a run. You can run between 5 and 6 am in the mornings. That way, you can take advantage of a cool morning and watch the sunrise. This gives you a special energy that lasts all day. Another alternative is to run in a gym. Whilst I prefer not to do that this can be an alternative. Those who want to have interval running especially may prefer this option. If you can’t rise up early yet determined to run wear a cap, take some water with you and run. Your heart rate will be higher because of the heat and you might have to run at a slower pace.
2. Those who want to be active while resting
Get in the water and swim on the beach instead of just getting a tan. Swim parallel to the beach or go further away from the beach. Be active for at least 15 minutes. If swimming alone is not enough you can to exercises on the sand and in water. For instance, do 15 burpees and get in the water. Swim for five minutes and do another set of 15 burpees on the sand. Repeat this 5 or 6 times. You can replace burpees with push-ups or do a minute long plank.
3. Those who want to do nothing on holiday
Sometimes, just resting is also important. Your body may need a rest, especially if you have had too much traning recently. You can take a 3-4 day break but be careful with what you eat. Walk as much as you can instead of driving.
Catch your running routine as soon as you are back from your holiday. It may be difficult during the first week or you might not enjoy it as much. Don’t forget that this is normal and your body prefers to be lazy, but it is a temporary situation. Ignore you body in this case and try to reach the targets you set for yourself. If you set a target, say, of running 5K or running for an hour, try to achieve the targets you set for yourself. Maybe you will run slower but do not give up. It is important that you feel that power in your mind. There are no limits to targets you set for yourself. Maybe these will interest you:
Running non-stop for an hour, running-walking with your dog every morning for 30 minutes, running 15K for the first time, going around Buyukada with your beloved one, entering a race for the first time or competing in Lycian Way Ultra Marathon for 6 days, just as I am doing.
Have a great holiday and good running!