8 Running Workouts For Global Running Day

It’s Global Running Day! Although I won’t be running today because I just ran yesterday (read this post on why I need to take it easy), I wanted to share some easy running workouts that anyone can do today. Whether you run a block or run 10 miles, get out there and celebrate Global Running Day!

Here are some workouts I’ve shared in the past:

If you want to start doing more hill workouts or hill intervals, check out my video below on 5 Hill Running Tips:

And here are some ways to make your run fun today:

Fartleks

Fartleks basically equates to an interval workout, except it’s much more relaxed. You can go by time if you want, but if you want just a fun, no pressure run, I would do the following:

Warm up for about 5-10 minutes, and then start your run. Pick an object, either in the distance or close, and accelerate to that object. For example, pick a tree in the distance, and sprint to that tree. Then slow down for however long you want and repeat. You can mix it up by choosing something further away (and running at a moderately challenging page), or picking something within a block or less away, which means you gotta sprint!

This is a great way to make runs less monotonous and also get your heart pumping.

One Minute On, One Minute Off

This is what I’ve been doing the past few days since I’m back to running. It’s great for beginners or anyone getting back into shape like me. Run at whatever pace you please for one minute, then walk or jog for one minute. If one minute is too long, start with 30 seconds. Go for as long as you want.

Run To The Music

If you’ve taken a spin class, you know how the instructors create workouts that go along with the beat of the music. You spin faster during the faster portions of a song (usually the chorus) and slow down after. You can use this premise on your runs. Start slow, then as the song picks up, start speeding up. If the chorus is shorter, do a sprint. If it’s longer, make it into more of a moderate pace. Once the song ends, take a little break by walking or jogging, and then repeat on the next song! For slower songs, you can try to maintain a moderate pace for the whole song (sort of like a tempo run).

I’m so excited to get back to running, especially since summer is here! 

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Who will be running for Global Running Day today? What’s your workout/how far are you running?

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  1. These are some great workouts! I especially like “Run to the Music”!

  2. I did my Global Running Day run this morning…five miles at 5 a.m. Gosh…I have not done Fartleks in a long time!
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  3. Run walk intervals seem to be really popular lately glad that is working for you. Have a great rest of your week
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  4. These are great! I ran 400s today for Global Running Day. I’m pooped. :)
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  5. I should incorporate more fartleks – I ‘m getting bored with my running routes and that would make them more fun.
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  6. Great stuff! Mixing it up is always wonderful for motivation, endurance and fitness. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. To celebrate Global Running day, I went for my second run of marathon training. Since the temperature and humidity were on the low side, I was able to push myself a bit faster than I normally would in June. It felt great to be able to run fast!
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