Summertime is holiday time. As well as running time? There are probably two types of people: some use their spare time to excessively dedicate themselves to training. However, there surely are those amongst you, who, once on holiday, take a break from training as well, even if they are actually training for a goal set up for autumn.
The reasons and excuses for refraining from training during summer/holiday time are manifold: day trips, a day by the outdoor pool, a barbecue in the evening, travelling, lack of a suitable running course on holidays, and many more. Here are some pieces of “run-this-summer” advice, showing you how to combine holidays with running training: a win-win situation.
No matter if you are a summer training champion or if you always find excuses for postponing running sessions by one, two or several days- document your summer-running moments and share them with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or send them to us by e-mail.
You can win 3 Polar Bluetooth heart rate belts, 1 Salomon running backpack, 3 mini band sets, 3 Running.COACH sets and 4 Bronze Subscriptions (2x 3 months and 2x 6 months).
You can find all information on the photo campaign #runthissummer below.
- Take advantage of the fact that summer is the brightest time of the year and run early in the morning, before breakfast, if possible: The feeling after an active start of the day is wonderful and guarantees a good mood for the whole day. Furthermore, it is not too hot yet and the rest of the day can be filled with other activities.
- Combine your visit at the outdoor pool with a training session. Why not run there? You’ll be rewarded a comfortable refreshment afterwards.
- Active day trips: Go to places by bike and use this as an alternative base training.
- Explore your holiday environment: There is nothing more exciting than training in a new running environment. Why not conduct your sightseeing while jogging for a change? Don’t forget your cell phone, in order for you to be able to take pictures and to have a map with you just in case.
- Run along the beach: An awesome feeling that has to be taken advantage of when being on beach holidays. Why not try running with barefoot?
- Swimming, Aquajogging and water gymnastics are good alternative forms of training for summer.
- Replace your running session with a short strength session by the outdoor pool or at the beach. Use your own body weight and bring your Minibands (see photo above).
- And most importantly: Have fun and enjoy summertime. We would like to see that in your pictures, too.
Photo campaign: #runthissummer
How do you train in summer? Do you execute any of the run-the-summer tips or can you come up with further ones?
No matter whether at home, far away, in a city, in the mountains or on the beach: capture your summer running moments and share them with us on
Facebook: Tag Running.Coach in your post
Instagram: Mention us (@running.coach) in your post and use the hashtag #runthissummer
Twitter: Direct your tweet to us (@runningcoach_me) and use the hashtag #runthissummer
Or send us your photos by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The photo campaign lasts until 14 August 2016. We will be regularly re-posting the best photos on social media and later show them in a picture gallery. The winning photos are chosen by a jury and published by the end of August 2016.
And don’t forget: #runthissummer!
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