Paddleboard Running Training
Paddleboard running training is important because lower body power is essential to top performance and safety. Work running into your paddleboard training to help fill out your legs and stabilize your stance.
- Speed Work Speed work is designed to help runners move faster. This can help you because speed work helps with overall cardio fitness and teaches your muscles to react quicker and in a more defined way.
- Endurance Runs Endurance runs are long distance runs. If you're not currently a runner, you need to work up to a long distance run. Don't set out to pull off ten miles on the first outing. Instead, start with three miles and build on it. Only do one to two endurance runs per week to prevent injuries and allow your muscles a chance to heal. Endurance runs are good for building your cardio endurance and leg strength for longer boarding.
- Recovery Runs Recovery runs are essential to paddleboard running training because they allow time for your muscles to heal. Just as with any strength routine, running will tear your muscles down and recovery is needed to mend them. A recovery run should be two to three miles depending on how long your endurance run was. A recovery run is done generally the day after an endurance run to keep muscles loose while they heal.
All three of these areas can give you a well rounded paddleboard running training plan. When you take the time to add running into your training plan, you have the opportunity to improve your paddleboard performance, prevent injuries and balance out your muscles.