Getting cardio without running

Terry Sullivan /

Less than two months to go and I hope training is going well! The most frequent question I get is: “what is the best way to do cardio on the days I can’t run”? The answer is stairs. We have stair climbing machines but any old stairs will do. On average using the Stepmill at 1 mile per hour is equivalent to running at 6 miles per hour. Climbing stairs will focus your training on your quads, glutes and calves. By doing stairs you are giving your joints a rest from the impact but still improving cardio and strength. You will notice the benefits of stair machines when it comes to running up the hills and the finishing sprint. If you haven’t tried it before try doing 20 minutes at a moderate pace and I think you will love it.

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