WALKING IS NATURALLY COMPLEMENTARY TO RUNNING
As an excellent means of combating the repetitive aspects of running, walking can be done to complement your running by alternating both activities. For example, schedule a fitness walk in addition to your training sessions in order to continue activating the blood flow and burn off fat.
If you want to improve the shape of your upper body, try Nordic walking! The idea of this sport is to accentuate the arm movements using two poles. This exercises the entire body, which will help you to increase energy expenditure and tone the muscle chain. This will exercise your pecs, abs, shoulders, arms and back.
Finally, if you are fortunate enough to live in a mountainous region, walking in the mountains is also a way of shaking things up. Incorporate hiking and trekking outings into your training schedule! Tackling uphill and downhill sections on mountain slopes will tone your calves and increase your explosive power when running.
Whether you are an experienced runner or a beginner, enjoy the benefits of walking for your health and its contribution to running better! Feel free to share your training tips for combining both disciplines…