Fall is finally here, and many of us now feel like brand new runners.
I love breathing in the crisp, cool air, and amazingly enough, I’m actually running faster–and you should be too! Heat and humidity are real factors that drag down performance, but it’s time to kick that labored breathing to the curb. Right now I’m loving this complete workout which combines strength and speed, while pumping fresh autumn air through your body!
This is designed for either a track or road (if you have a nice block to run around!)
For the track either a 400, 800, 1200, or even a mile will suffice as the run portion, but adjust your pace accordingly. For the sake of my resources, I run this workout on a .75 mile block, and (right now) keep my pace at short tempo speed, which is my current 5k pace.
*I am not a certified personal trainer, and all workouts should be done at your own risk. Please consult your physician before embarking on any program. See my About page to learn more about my experience. And feel free to contact me with any questions!*
This is not a race. After each run, before starting the strength portion, take a deep breath and listen to your body. (As you should always do!) Similarly, do the same before heading back out for the run. It’s perfectly fine to take 30 seconds to a minute to compose yourself.
One of the main gripes of time crunched runners is not being able to fit in strength training. Since I actually do fall into that group, I love how this workout has strength and speed all wrapped up in a nice little package.
What’s your favorite fall workout?
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