How to Sleigh Your 10k Training During the Festive Season With Runna

The holiday season can be a challenging period for runners wishing to maintain their training schedule. With all the festive celebrations, family gatherings, and travel that often come with the season, it can be difficult to find the time and motivation to stick to your usual training routine.

You’re 10 weeks away from your 10k, and we don’t want you to miss any of the key workouts or key weeks of training. So here are Runna’s top tips for managing your training during the Christmas period:

Plan ahead: If you know you will be busy over the holidays, try to plan your training sessions in advance. This might mean getting up a little earlier to fit in a run before the rest of the household is awake or setting aside time in the evening after the festivities have died down. By scheduling your training in advance, you can make sure you have the time and energy to complete your workouts.

Make the most of your surroundings: If you are travelling over the holidays, try to make the most of your surroundings and incorporate some running into your travels. This might mean going for a run along the beach, on a scenic trail, or through a new city. Exploring a new place on foot can be a great way to see the sights and get in a workout at the same time.

Don’t forget about recovery: The holiday season can be a stressful time and it’s important to make sure you are taking care of your body and allowing it to recover properly. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and eating well. If you are feeling particularly tired or stressed, it might be worth taking a rest day or doing a gentler workout, such as yoga or Pilates.

Keep it fun: Go to a Christmas day Parkrun with your family, or you can always rest and soak up Christmas and pick up your training around the festivities. This can act as a bit of a de-load week and then you’ll be fresh and ready to attack the training after some time off with the motivation to do so!


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