Be a Multi-Sport Athlete Some people like to combine climbing, paddling, trail running and other sports into one trip. Being a multi-sport athlete is easier when you’re at home than on the road, but that doesn’t mean that on rest days you shouldn’t take to the bike or go for a paddle. If you’re projecting a hard route, sometimes you only get a few burns a day before having to stop. While you don’t want to trash yourself, it’s good to keep the blood f lowing with some low-impact movement. Light trail running or hiking is a good way to see the area. Many climbing areas offer great road biking or downhill mountain bike access. It’s common for people to get burnt out just climbing, believe it or not, so by mixing it up you’ll keep the psyche high.