With raining outside, starts retreating inside. So does the craving for comfort snacks. To avoid turning your workout regime upside-down here are a few tips which can help you continue with your running:
Right Activewear: Make sure your tracksuit is suitable for the monsoon. Avoid wearing cotton, natural fibres can make you cold and promote discomfort. Prefer polyester sweat absorbing t-shirt and track pants.
Running Shoes: Slippery running tracks or roads can slow down your pace or even lead to injury. During monsoon, a lot of brands introduce waterproof trainers made of breathable fabric, mesh vents preventing from blisters and soggy feet.
Training Equipment: Equipment like a resistance band or tube, skipping rope can offer you a lot of combination of indoor exercises. Investing in treadmill and cycle are a good option to keep your fitness routine on track.
Monsoon Marathons: With monsoon comes a lot of marathons! Here are a few upcoming ones-
Lonavala Rajmachi Trail Run - 30th June
Kids Rain-A-Thon 2019 - Thane - 30th June
Doon Monsoon - Dehradun - 30th June
Kalyan Monsoon Magic - 7th July
Monsoon Run - Hyderabad - 7th July
Monsoon Mud Marathon - Bengaluru - 7th July
Pune Monsoon Run - 21st July
Beat the Heat - New Delhi - 21st July
RIR Monsoon Marathon - Mumbai - 21st July
Chennai Half Marathon - 18th August
Mirchi Thunder Run - Pune - 28th July
Nainital Monsoon Mountain Marathon - 25th August
Check out many more races for the upcoming year here: https://indiarunning.com/upcoming-races.html
Alternately, you can also try out these other indoor activities to keep you fit while it rains outside!
Dance: One of the easiest and fun substitutes for a workout. Tune into your favourite song and let those calories burn. Fast paced, hi-energy songs and EDMs are always a good option.
Yoga: Yoga is always a good choice as it not just helps in increasing flexibility but also helps build immunity and reduces respiratory problems which are common during monsoon.
Core Exercises: Core exercises are one of the best indoor workouts as it only involves your own body weight. Exercises like push-ups, squats, lunges, crunches, burpees, etc. are fantastic to improve your muscular strength.
So push yourself a little, get out of that couch, go out and explore the beautiful nature with your buddies. Plan some trekking or camping trips, as Monsoon is back!
By Nupur Rathore