Take a Hike, Literally
We hit the Denny Creek Trail this past weekend for a hefty but much needed hike – taking a brief break from running for an an invigorating 8-mile climb through woods, over snow and finally to a spectacular waterfall. Cross training is not only good for your body but your spirit as well and hiking is the perfect way to get some fresh mountain air, hug a tree and stop to smell the wildflowers. Hopefully it will invigorate your training while you work up a sweat. We love to incorporate short spurts of running on the climb up—almost like mini hill repeats, stopping whenever we need a break. Don’t overlook cross training, your body will thank you for it!