Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Treadmills, roads too boring--try trails
This is a physical guy, former rower, triathlete.
Whew--tired writing this.
Trails, he says, engage your muscles more--work more of them and in different ways. He loves running downhill, leaping over rocks.
He runs five days a week for 45 to 90 minutes. He does an hour of strength training a day.
As for his diet, he tries to avoid white sugar and saturated fat. But pizza is a weakness. Steak and salad may be his dinner. (Er, steak, saturated fat...)
He listens to loud music while gamboling down mountains. It helps, he says, with "pain absorption."
Ah--I wondered when pain would come up.
We can't all be like this--but if you are a runner--maybe check out a trail or two.