Signing up for a race is an accomplishment in its own so congratulations on getting started with running! No matter if you are running your first 5K or crushing your next 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon preparing for your race is the most important. Below I've included my top 5 tips for preparing and cross-training for your next race accomplishment.
Running alone is a challenge but adding different terrain can make it even more of a challenge and rewarding at the same time. The surface you train on can make a huge difference in both your physical endurance and your overall running performance. So what's best for you? The real answer is switching it up and training on different terrain to help build endurance, gain speed, and allow your muscles to recover properly. Below I've provided some on my pro's and con's to the different terrain runners can use to train on.