Is Swimming Good Cross-Training for Runners?


Swimming is a common form of cross-training for runners. But we’re left with a lot of questions:

  1. How beneficial is it compared to cycling, pool running, or the elliptical?
  2. When is it best used in a training cycle?
  3. When should you prioritize other forms of cross-training?

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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