Are you tired of running the same route every day, feeling like a hamster on a wheel? Have you fallen into a monotonous single-paced rut? A few subtle changes to your running routine can freshen things up and make a huge improvement to your performance.
Mixing up the terrain is an obvious way to inject new life into your runs. Exercising “in nature” brings additional stress-relieving benefits. Leaping over tree roots, dodging low branches and avoiding packs of menacing jackdaws will not only keep your mind in the moment rather than on your email inbox, but it will also provide a different stimulus to your body, strengthening knees and ankles.
In terms of improving your fitness, getting out and hitting the tarmac will do only