Running for swimmers
I follow a lot of triathletes who are constantly switching between running, swimming and biking for their training routine. I’ve never really put much thought into running. Is running good for swimmers?
I alternate between running and swimming throughout the week, because the cross-training is a nice vacation for my muscles. I have found that running helps increase my endurance and lung capacity, making it easier to swim longer and faster.
I have mixed running and swimming, but found that I was forcing my runs and didn't enjoy the assault on my joints. If you're interested in variety between swims, I would suggest exploring weight training or paddle sports. Athletes that engage in the cardio focused sports often neglect strength training. Paddle sports are a great way to mix it up, but continue to develop your knowledge of hydrodynamics with elements of resistance and strength training built in!
Running is good for swimming. It helps in maintaining a healthy weight. Though most swimmers run just for cross-training, it would be better if you mix different workouts so that you can use different muscles and prevent injury and monotony.
Is there a chance of getting muscular cramps in the middle of swimming after a running session? I'm scared because I get tensed rather often in the water