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Katherine Legge in Workout Gear Asks "Is it May Yet?"


Katherine Legge is a driver for IndyCar. She will be competing in the Indy 500 in May. She shared some photos on Instagram to advertise the race. In it, Legge is seen in workout gear and her jumpsuit. She captioned the post, "Only 42 days until the 108th Running of the #Indy500 presented by @gainbridgelife."  How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Katherine Legge stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's Passionate

Legge makes sure to work hard and has a real passion for racing. She talked about how hard she works as a race car driver to Sports Illustrated "I worry about people thinking that it's easy. It's not easy. You sacrifice a lot for it, but you don't see it as a sacrifice. That's your passion. I would say find something that you are passionate about, if you're fortunate enough to find something that you're passionate about. And by passionate, I mean like, literally you would anything for this thing and then do anything for that thing, that's all you can do."


She Does Cardio

Legge shared some of her workout secrets in an interview with Women Fitness. She says that she does a lot of cardio. "Running!… You can do that anywhere and I need to do cardio for racing. Racing is an endurance-based sport.  You are in a hot cockpit for hours at a time, dealing with high-g loads under braking, acceleration and cornering; very heavy steering and even greater braking forces, so it's important to do plenty of hot sweaty running outside in the heat to adapt!"


She Stretches


Legge tells Women Fitness that she does a lot of stretching to stay in shape. "There are also a lot of stretches and core exercises you can do on the road too. I need to do more stretching!" Harvard Health states that stretching has a lot of benefits. "Stretching keeps the muscles flexible and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage."


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Legge shares some of her skincare secrets in her Women Fitness. "I wear a sweaty helmet every time I'm in the car, so it's not easy! I swear by effaclar to keep my skin clear.  It used to be very bad, and it took me years to find something to clear it up!  My hair breaks easily in my helmet, I was using argan oil but I found its healthier without it. I always use sunscreen, and I travel a lot so I use belief cream to moisturize."


She Bikes

Karting isn't the only thing Legge does on wheels. She also loves to bike ride. Legge shared this photo on Instagram of herself on a ride. The University of Montana states that biking has a lot of benefits. "Cycling is one of the healthiest and most low-impact forms of exercise – meaning it causes less strain and injuries than most other workouts. So it's a hobby you can continue to enjoy throughout you long life. And, unlike other forms of exercise, you won't dread doing it. Even if you take cycling seriously and go at it hard, the blood pumping and wind in your face is still exhilarating, even when it's difficult. But the good news is, you don't have to take cycling seriously to enjoy its numerous benefits."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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