Train for a Marathon With Your Swim Spa
Are you planning to run a marathon this year? Your swim spa is a great way to train for it!
Give Your Joints a Break
The health benefits, especially the cardiovascular benefits of running, are awesome, but with that comes some wear and tear on your joints, especially if you’re carrying a few extra pounds. That’s the best thing about training in a swim spa — it’s low impact! Swimming, using an underwater treadmill, jogging against the current … it’s all easy on your joints.
Take Advantage of High-Intensity Training
Whether your goal is to power across the finish line in first place or to just finish the race (even if you do so at a snail’s pace), it’s important to incorporate high-intensity workouts into your marathon training. High-intensity workouts, those that get your heart rate up to 80% of its maximum capacity for one to five minutes, are important to include in your training because they increase your speed, efficiency, and your VO2 max (how much oxygen the body can use during exercise).
It’s easy to get a high-intensity workout, while keeping it low impact, with an Endless Pools® Fitness System. Speed up the adjustable swim current for a few minutes to get your heart rate up, take a break, and then return the speed to your preferred setting. Sprint against the current or on your Endless Pools Underwater Treadmill. Do jumping jacks and other cardio in the water. Go pedal to the metal on your Aqua Bike™ or do high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with the Row Bar Accessory.
When you’re training for your marathon, save your joints but hit your marathon goals by training with a swim spa! Whether you use your Endless Pools Fitness System for swimming, running against the current, or you customize your workout with Endless Fitness® Accessories, you’ll love the effect your swim spa has on your running. No Endless Pools of your own yet? Contact us to learn more!