Is cross-training recommended to help a distance runner add more endurance?

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Cross-training is highly recommended for a distance runner to help increase their endurance and diminish their chances of sustaining a lower-extremity injury. Distance runners have a variety of ways to improve their cardiovascular endurance aside from running on the roads and track. Treadmills are much softer to run on than the streets and they allow you to change the elevation with the simple push of a button. Versaclimber is a total-body workout that requires the use of both hands and both feet. The left hand and right foot are always going in the same direction to simulate climbing rapidly. It is a non-impact exercise that is great for helping overcome injuries, and is a very tough workout even when healthy. The seated rowing machine is another non-impact way to develop total-body endurance by forcing the whole body into aerobic exhaustion. Swimming laps or using an aqua jogger is another excellent way to cross train, improve endurance, and prevent runner's burnout.

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