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:
- Hill Workout on the Treadmill
- Quick Hill Interval Workout
- 20 Minute Treadmill Workout
- 5 Mile Treadmill Workout
- 3 Workouts For Beginner Runners
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 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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