Runner’s World: Here’s How Runners Can Survive Long Road Trips This Summer
Here’s How Runners Can Survive Long Road Trips This Summer
How to keep long drives from ruining your long runs.
Road trips, I decided deep into a recent 14-hour drive from Boulder to Dallas, are a lot like long runs (minus the running). They benefit from regular fuel stops, deliberate distance chunking, and frequent posture check-ins. They’re also kindest on the body when bookended by a warmup and cooldown, unappealing as they may seem.
Because this is shaping up to be the summer of road trips, I thought it would be useful to create a guide for runners who want to get away without wrecking their bodies en route. To do so, I asked a trio of experts—a physical therapist, a registered dietitian, and a pro runner—for their top road trip tips, and threw in a few of my own.
Continue reading for Becky Wade’s road trip survival tips, which includes staying hydrated with the Sawyer Mini, here: https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a32960283/rules-for-runners-road-trip/.