|First time using my Brooks shoe bag-perfect for accessories|
As for getting the actual work done, here are some ways to make training happen while on vacation.
* Plan your itinerary: You can carve out time for your workouts whether they are daily, every other day or just once a week by studying your trip itinerary ahead of time. Our second day in Vienna, I will be running in Stadtpark which is across the street from our hotel. Was it a coincidence that we are near a park?
* Enjoy the locals: When we traveled to England a couple years ago, I found a local 5k during the time we would be in the city. It happened to be in one of the beautiful city parks and meeting runners from another country was really fun.
|Superhero 5k in Regent's Park, London|
* Research the internet: If you are visiting big cities, there is a chance that a running club might be meeting for a group run when you are there. Alternatively, there are lots of road races so be sure to check these possibilities before you leave home. I actually planned to meet a group last February in Miami for a run, but the timing did not work out. Also, the concierge or front desk clerk at most hotels can provide a map and perhaps even help you with a running route.
* Stay safe: Just like at home, the same safety rules apply. Be sure to run in well lit places, know your route and tell someone where you are going. And please wear an ID band or carry ID in your pocket along with some money and your hotel details. If you get lost, you will have money to make your way back to the hotel.
Do you make advance preparations for running and exercise when you travel? Anyone racing this weekend?