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Train for a Marathon in Your Swim Spa

Like many people in our area, you might be thinking about or already training for a marathon. If so, you may find that you have some aches and pains that won’t go away.

Yet, you still want to actively work towards your goal. In this article, we look at how and why you can train for a marathon in your swim spa.

You Get a Different View

Training in an Endless Pool gives you a break from the mundane or track running.

You can even do it right in your own backyard while you’re watching your kids. Or, they might be in the other end of the swim spa having a great time.

You Give Your Joints a Break

One of the hardest things for runners is the aches and pains. While the health benefits of running are spectacular, they come with some extra wear on your joints.

A swim spa allows you to relieve that joint pain by running and training in your swim spa. It’s low impact, and the water’s buoyancy cushions your joints. You can alternate running in your swim spa and dry land for the perfect combination.

Your Endless Pool fitness system lets you jog against the current while using an underwater treadmill for added benefit.

Train for a Marathon in Your Swim Spa

You Can Have a HIIT Workout

High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are great for  people, especially marathon runners. This type of workout gets your heart rate up to 80% of its capacity for at least one minute and not more than five minutes. Doing this increases your stamina and often your speed.

The Endless Pool can help you with your HIIT workout.  How? You can speed up the adjustable swim current for a few minutes and then bring it back down. This way, you have your own HIIT workout righ t in the pool.

You can also sprint on the underwater treadmill. Other options include doing other cardio in the water, such as swimming. You can also add an Aqua Bike to your Endless Pool for an alternate workout on days you don’t run.

Final Thoughts

Many marathon runners swear by the benefits of their Endless Pool. We are dedicated to the best in outdoor living, and if you’re ready to give your joints a break while training for your marathon, come see us today.

You can have customized regular and HIIT workouts in your swim spa that work for you.

As an added bonus, when you’re done working out, you can relax for a quick soak or spend time having fun with friends and family in your Endless Pool.