Training while at Sea
January 17, 2014 7:23 AM Subscribe
The best training for running... is of course running. So what happens when you want to maintain a level of fitness required to race but can't run for extended periods?
posted by dry-jim to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I work at sea. I go away for trips that range anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks. I am rarely on the same vessel. The conditions on board vary dramatically - but as a minimum there will be a gym (read: a room) with a rag-tag collection of non-professional free-weights and (if I'm lucky) an exercise bike, rower or treadmill which isn't broken. The treadmill can be particuarily challanging in high seas as I attempt to resist the forces trying to embed me into a bulkhead!
One way to maintain fitness is to do bodyweight exercises and circuits. (Some ingenuity needed, but not impossible). Do any of you have any suggestions how I might tailor routines like these to be relevant to running? Not an easy ask. I want to make the best of a bad deal: it breaks my heart to get to a certain level of fitness at home only to lose it again during my working life.