Go the Extra Mile With This Running Workout

Running long distances can seem daunting for some, but when you break it down bit by bit, it’s much more doable. This workout does just that.

In all facets of run training, it’s important to vary your speed and distances. Running the same route in the same time every day can be tedious and can stall your progress. Push yourself the extra mile with workouts that will not only test your speed, but also your endurance. Switching things up with workouts like this can also provide a lot of insight into what you need to work on, as well! Not so hot on the shorter distances, but you can hit an 8-miler like it’s not big deal? This is the way to improve!

This workout will help you speed up your mile time and also help to build your endurance for the long haul. Whether you’re training for a marathon, running for fitness, or just want to try something new, this is a great workout to test your cardio.

Each portion of the workout is run at a slightly different pace. The distances also vary, which means you’re running faster for shorter distances, and slightly slower for longer portions. It’s set up as a pyramid, working your way up to a full mile, then working your way back down. Here’s how the running interval workout works:

  • Run 1/4 mile at your fastest pace
    • Rest the same amount of time
  • Run 1/2 mile at your mile pace
    • Rest the same amount of time
  • Run 1 mile at your 5K pace
    • Rest half the amount of time
  • Run 1/2 mile at your mile pace
    • Rest the same amount of time
  • Run 1/4 mile at your fastest pace

Before you try this running interval workout, here are a few notes to remember:

  1. It’s cold outside, so make sure you’re warming up appropriately! Do some dynamic stretching, loosen up your hips and calves, and make sure you’re ready to hit a higher speed before you begin this workout.
  2. Dress warm. As mentioned, it’s chilly. Dress in Breath Thermo gear to suit up for the season. The specially-designed technology prevents wind chill and generates heat so that you can focus on your run, not the weather.

Try it and let us know what you think!

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