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Keeping up runs on a hiking holiday?

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate
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Currently on holiday in Switzerland and I want to run tomorrow morning (would be starting week 8 and missed a run day due to travelling). I am wondering, I have been doing 7 miles of alpine hiking every day for the last few days. Is running as well a good idea? I am probably going to be keeping up that level of hiking for the rest of the week, so not sure if I would be overdoing it with runs as well! πŸ˜„

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Franglaise
FranglaiseGraduate

It looks such a stunning place to run...it,would be rude not to...I would try it and,see how you feel combined with the hiking...you may kick yourself if you dont.

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to Franglaise

It is extremely tempting - I have found a great trail by a river to have a go at! πŸ˜„

Franglaise
FranglaiseGraduate in reply to wyrdwolf

Even if its a short run and continue the program when you are home....I would have to

Either way its not a lazy holiday....enjoy.

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to Franglaise

Had a good little run this morning in the end πŸ˜„

Franglaise
FranglaiseGraduate in reply to wyrdwolf

Yay...well done....it just had to be done, bet it was awesome. Our hols in a month and hiring a camper van..driving to Spain...first things in are my running shoes and my bike...really looking forward to new places to run.

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to Franglaise

Sounds super! Have fun!

Hiking is great for building strength for running. I would not worry about the run personally. 7miles hiking each day you need some recovery time. I did a 25mile mountain hike 2 weeks before a half marathon instead of a long run and smashed my previous time. Wish I could get to the mountains more often. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on your hikes - sounds amazing! 😊 Just make sure you pick up where you left off when you are back home πŸ˜‰

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to Macmac

Yes I have been powering up the mountain paths, feel fitter already! Plus the altitude training is a bonus πŸ˜„

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to wyrdwolf

I don't think there's a right or wrong answer, if you've found a lovely trail and you can fit it in and you're not too kn- tired after your hike, give it a go, but I wouldn't worry about "having" to run for the week 8 distance. And if you don't run, you're not going to lose any fitness over this week are you! Listen to your body, and enjoy your holiday, it looks stunning there.

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Did a run early this morning, as I felt like it and it was lovely, got to make the most of the scenery! πŸ˜„

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to wyrdwolf

Fab! Sounds like that was exactly the right thing to do 😊

Hidden
Hidden

If you feel up for it then why not!

Looks amazing there 😊

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to Hidden

Yes lots of lovely routes to try πŸ˜„

Hidden
Hidden in reply to wyrdwolf

Then try them you must 😁

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Gorgeous pic! Happy running and hiking!

wyrdwolf
wyrdwolfGraduate in reply to Debston

Thank you! πŸ˜„

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