In this blog, we reveal one secret to any successful marathon training programme: running every day is NOT the best way to improve your performance.
In fact, piling up mile after mile puts a massive amount of stress on your body and you'll actually increase your risk of injury.
That's where cross-training comes in.
Cross-training is performing any exercise that is not the one you're competing in. Whether you're cycling, lifting weights or swimming, your heart muscle reacts the same way. So you can spread your effort across other muscles and joints and still keep your fitness levels up.
You just need to know how to do it.