As a running coach I help people deal with fighting excuses and the 'mental' side of running A LOT, so I thought I'd take the most common excuses and do a little post on each of them to help you through and fight the good fight to get past them. First up - since it's so hard to predict and is always changing, I thought I'd start with the weather.
So often I have heard people say, 'it's too cold, too windy, too rainy, too hot'...the list goes on. Let's face it, we are always going to have to deal with changes in weather and if we use it as an excuse to not get our run training or strength work done, we're never going to get anywhere!
So, what should you do to stay on track with your training when the weather is less than ideal??? 🤔 Here’s my top 3 tips…
- Hit the treadmill - ugh, I know! But if there’s no alternative, pop on a TV show or movie & give it a crack.
- Take an indoor strength class - I absolutely LOVE Reformer Pilates for strength work, so why not try it out while you wait for your ideal weather? A gym session or class is also great, or even find something on YouTube to follow along with!
- Do a body weight strength workout at home. If you’re not sure what to do, check out my pic below for some body weight suggestions which can be done anywhere without equipment. Try each move for 20-30 seconds to begin with, and increase the timing as you get stronger. Include: step ups, calf raises, push ups, squats, lunges, planks, glute bridges and crunches.
You've got this! 💪 Don’t let the weather slow your progress - work WITH it! 💪🏃♀️🤩
Article by: Rachel Allworth; Accredited Running Coach: Owner of Rachel's Runners