When on vacation, exercising is often the last thing on a person's mind. Running becomes part of a person's daily routine, and when traveling, it can be hard to find the time to squeeze fitness into a vacation's daily schedule. Running expert Dr. Jason Karp provides helpful tips to encourage runners to fit in that extra fitness time into their traveling schedules.
1) Always bring your running shoes on the plane with you.
2) Check the weather of your destination before you travel so you know what running clothes to pack.
3) Use travel as a chance to explore new places. I've learned a lot about places and see a lot of things by running through towns when I travel. Don't confine yourself to a hotel fitness center treadmill unless you can run only at night.
4) Ask hotel concierge or front desk if they have maps of running routes. Many hotels have maps. If they don't have maps, many concierges will know of bike paths or parks nearby where you can run.
5) If traveling far, go for a run immediately after checking into the hotel to help relieve jetlag.
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Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally recognized running coach, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, and owner of RunCoachJason.com. He holds a PhD in exercise physiology. He has over 200 publications in international running, coaching, and fitness magazines, is the author of five books, and is a frequent speaker at national fitness and coaching conferences. His popular training programs and books, including 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners and Running for Women, are available at RunCoachJason.com. Follow Dr. Karp on Facebook and Twitter: