Pre-pandemic I used to travel a lot and where ever I travel I always like to run. In most cities, I try to put in a 13 mile or longer run. This gives me a chance to see the sites, snap some photos while getting some exercise. The most difficult part is getting off the plane and trying to be active.
Here are some of the things I do to help fly and run:
1. Drink a lot of water and no alcohol on the flight. I get dehydrated on a plane and having a beer makes it even worse. I canâ€™t say I always do this but I do try to drink as much water as possible. The more water I drink the better I tend to feel after getting off a long flight.
2. If I can run as soon as I can the better. I like to get in 3-4 miles as soon as I have checked into my hotel. The sooner I can work out all that â€œjunkâ€ in my legs then better I seem to feel. I donâ€™t want to do to much, just enough to stretch out my legs.
3. If I am running a race I try to get to my destination 2-3 days early. I always try to give my body sometime to â€œNormalizeâ€ after a long flight. Hopefully I can perform better in my race.