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VARIETY PERFORMANCE

TRY SOMETHING NEW TO SHAKE UP YOUR TRANING AND BOOST YOUR RUNNING

CROSS-TRAINING

It may be hard to believe, but there are workouts you can enjoy other than running! There is so, so much more to running than, well, running. We all put one foot in front of another automatically, with little thought. Little thought, that is, of the upper body strength essential to our posture, or the amazing core power needed to move our body swiftly and speedily forwards in a race. And how many of us even think about giving our mind a workout?

So, if you can find the time to squeeze in one more session each week – or are willing to swap out an easy run – including some cross-training workouts in your routine will work wonders for your running. We found some of the best, from yoga to boxing.

FIND YOUR ROCKY MOMENT

Boxing may be a sport many of us wouldn’t contemplate, but being brave enough to step into the ring can bring superior cardiovascular fitness, as well as improved total body strength, hand-eye coordination and agility. It also knocks out your stress.

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Find your inner joy with the August issue of Women’s Running, on sale now! We’ll tell you how to keep your running from becoming an obsession - and hear from one woman whose compulsion to run almost ruined her life (don’t worry – there’s a happy ending!). We’ve also spoken to experts to find out how you can run your way to inner happiness. Need a bit more inspiration to train? We’ll introduce you to three women who went from fitness-phobes to incredible runners, and we’ll also show you how to keep running throughout your whole life with our guide to age-proofing your body. Plus, we’ve got a guide to making the most of every session you run, tips on running a really fast half-marathon, and a four-minute workout for really busy runners. Quick - download your copy now!