Dossier: Running coaching

Variety is the spice of life!

Running is a rather repetitious sport, at least in terms of the movements you make. Doing another type of exercise will balance it out and give your body and mind a change. Here are a few tips.

As they prepare for the Zürcher Silversterlauf 2018, Nicole Abgottspon and Christoph Banik don’t have much time for other sports in addition to their intensive running training with coach Viktor Röthlin. But generally speaking, it’s important for runners in particular to do another type of exercise to get some variety and avoid one-sided strain on their muscles and joints. Depending on the sport you choose, you can exercise muscle groups that tend to be neglected when you're running. 

Complementary sports for runners