6 tips for training while on holiday

Valentin Belz 11. July 2018

Holiday time for many is synonymous with training time. Doing sports at a different location is certainly appealing. This is because you get to see more of the surroundings and can enjoy a much more intensive experience than if you only leave the hotel in a rented car. What’s more, training gives a holiday meaningful content and generally creates a good atmosphere.

Here we have 6 tips to ensure your training in the holiday resort is a success and you can also derive the maximum benefits after the holiday:

  1. It is best if you already find out in advance where the suitable training routes are. For assistance, use the heat map from Strava, the Komoot and Outdooractive route planners, the Lonely Planet hiking tips, or the simple Google search query for your holiday destination (for example, “running routes Engadine”).
  2. As a runner, you will find that many hiking trails are ideal for your training. Often you will discover the most beautiful trail routes on generally perfectly signposted routes. The big advantage: your radius of movement is bigger, so you will definitely see more than if you were to explore the surroundings just by walking.
  3. Is there is a running event at your holiday destination? Search for the route map on the web and run the route.
  4. Take advantage of insider tips: pay a visit to the local sports shop and ask the sales assistant about running groups or suitable running routes.
  5. Use the extra time to not only collect kilometres, but to improve yourself in complementary areas such as strength, flexibility, and coordination in equal measures. The benefits are twofold because this will raise your overall level of performance and help prevent you from getting any injuries.
  6. Reduce your training after the holiday to ensure all your zealous holiday training really has a positive effect. Your body needs rest after the intensive training phase to adapt.