Cross training workouts for runners

Cross training workouts for runners
BY Virgin Active South Africa
Posted On 5 January, 2023

Whether you’re a returning marathon participant or ticking a to-do off your goal list for 2022, one thing is guaranteed – training for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon takes more than clocking a few km over the weekend.

That is why in addition to Time Trial Tuesdays, Track Thursdays and Long Run Saturdays, we’ve compiled a bit of a cross training playlist to help you prepare for race day and beyond.

Cross training is key for athletes’ preparation ahead of any sporting event. Whether you’re preparing to run the full Sanlam Cape Town Marathon or your first 5km, cross training is key when it comes to race day prep. It aids in improving performance, reduces the risk of injury, and builds endurance and aerobic fitness.

Add cross training to your Sanlam Cape Town Marathon prep, or use it for any event you’re training for to boost your efforts to bring your best when the starting pistol goes off.


The race is for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. Along the Cape Town city route, you will take in the famous natural and historic icons, Table Mountain and the ocean, as well as many of the city’s spectacular vistas and iconic attractions.

Virgin Active members not only have access to all the in-club classes they’ll need to prepare but also access to 400+ on-demand workouts on our app including a great new series for Runners. Make sure you’ve downloaded the app.