Q: I know doing more of something is the best way to get better at it. But I don’t want to get bored or demotivated. Can I benefit from non-running exercises? Which do you recommend?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: Doing the same thing repeatedly can get boring, but avoiding it altogether is not the answer. The reality is that there is no substitution for real, pound-the-pavement running.
When people ask about non-running exercises, they usually fall into one of two camps. Camp A really doesn’t like traditional running and is seeking an alternative cardiovascular exercise. Camp B is the avid runner working toward a PR. No matter your goal, there are ways to add variety.