Should You Be Running On Vacation?

We are in the middle of summer, which means vacations are in full swing. Is working out still worth doing while on vacation? The Balanced Athlete LLC shared with us pros and cons from Women’s Running about whether you should run on vacation.

Pro #1

Running on vacation helps you maintain your current fitness level.

Con #1

It might cut into time you could be using to sightsee or meet new people

Pro #2

Running on vacation means you can stay on track with your training plan for your next race

Con #2

Tying yourself to a specific workout schedule might take away from the rest and relaxation your vacation is meant to provide

Pro #3

Running outside while on vacation is a fun way to explore new areas

Con #3

If you don’t know the area well, you could get lost or find yourself in unsafe places.

Pro #4

Planning to run during vacation means you don’t have to wait until you reach a big goal in your training or complete a substantial race before getting away.

Con #4

Running takes away from time you could be spending with your traveling partners. (This is especially noteworthy if your running already cuts into quality time with them at home.)

Pro #5

Running on vacation means you don’t have to take a break from running or training to travel.

Con #5

Sometimes your body needs a break! Taking a week or two off once a year can recharge you!

To sum it all up, if your body feels like it needs a break, then take one! But, if you have a goal to meet and you know you can’t rest, then keep on running!

 

 

When you’re on vacation, check in with a local Swiftwick dealer to get additional tips!

 

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