3 Top Tips for Pilates and running on holiday
We are well into the summer holidays now and you are either keeping up with your PIlates and running on holiday or it’s all been ad hoc and frustrating.
If you are training for an autumn race then it’s important to keep up with your training plan, or if you just want to enjoy the new routes and keep your base running going then I have some tips for you to keep you going.
So, you can have time with family and friends without the guilt and still maintain the running and Pilates for your strength training.
I love holidays
I love holidays where there is no routine, no hurry to get anywhere, and just time to do what you want when you want.
For me, it’s Pilates and running.
I love having the time to lie on my mat and do just 10 minutes of Pilates practice every day after my runs. Even though I teach daily when I am on holiday this is my time to do it at my pace.
It sets me up for the day and then I can indulge.
So, if you are going to do your Pilates and running on holiday, here are my top 3 tips
Top 3 Tips for Pilates and running on holiday
No 1 – Plan your runs, when and where
If you are following a training plan, it’s important to keep it going but not the end of the world if you miss a run.
Enjoy the change of scenery, plan your routes, and when you are going to do your sessions.
For me, it’s first thing heading down to the beach when it’s only dog walkers & other runners as the day starts. There is something special about being out at that time of the morning to set you up for your day with the family.
No 2 – No equipment is needed
That strength training still needs to be done!
You are probably running on different terrain when on holiday, I mean those coast paths just need to be run. Your risk of injury might increase if you miss out on that core, balance, and leg strength.
If you have your phone with you why not stop on the beach and do 10-minutes of Pilates for runners before you head back?
I love doing a session on the beach just to the sounds of the sea.
All done then before you get back.
Tip 3 – Keep moving
I mentioned it earlier, it’s not the end of the world if you miss a session. If you are marathon training, it’s miles in the legs that count. Walking is good, so if there is no time to run, try a walk instead and end your session with a 10-minute standing session when you get back to bring in the strength training.
Try this standing Pilates video here
So, if you are going on holiday or are already there don’t find an excuse not to do your running and Pilates training, find some great routes, and try Pilates for Runners on the beach.
Find a spot and enjoy the feeling on your mind and body.
Enjoy your holiday.