Improving your physical fitness should be the number one responsibility for all dads out there. When it comes to dad bod exercises, running takes the cake for sure. It’s easy, convenient and can be done at any time of the day. However, most people don’t know that there are also different types of running routes that significantly impact your training.
There are mainly three types of routes that we will be discussing, along with the advantages they offer.
The Loop Route
Yes, you guessed it right – a looping route is exactly what it sounds like, you begin at one point and circle back around to the same point and finish your journey at the same place. There are two main advantages of using this route. First, you know how far you are going to run. You can always retrace your steps and time your runs. This can help you measure your performance with each run without the need for any fancy gadgets.
Second, you can always keep your essentials in your car parked nearby, allowing you to take breaks and refresh yourself. This can increase your training time significantly. You might be training to run a marathon and need someplace to refuel while your train. You cannot carry snacks and drinks if you’re running 20+ miles every day. For trainings like these, loop routes are ideal.
The Out and Back Route
The only similarity between this and the loop and route is that you know you’re going to end where you began. But instead of looping around, you run halfway to a point and then come back to where you started. This is their favorite type of fitness route for most people because it has the perfect balance of short distances and more variety in surroundings.
The One-Way Route
From a practical point of view, this route the biggest advantage and the biggest disadvantage. If you have a preference for long runs, this is the ideal route for you. Runs on this route keep you from ever getting bored and also keeps your energy levels high. The disadvantage being you don’t know where you might end up and might need someone to come and pick you up
All in all, no matter what route you choose, you need to fit them into your personality and what you’re looking to gain out of it. We recommend choosing something that keeps you running. If you’re unsure which one to pick, try each one of them and see what seems to be the perfect match for you. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the news and features by clicking here! Visit our website Dadbodrunning and get your body in the shape you’ve always imagined.