Welcome to the latest edition of “Workout Wednesday” when each week I share a new running or strength training for runners workout. Do you need some speed work inspiration? This week I have pulled together ten of my favorite running workouts for speed training.
Whether you like hills, the track, the treadmill, or funny words like Fartlek, I have a workout for you.
If you can run a 10K and have been consistently running for last six weeks, you’re ready to start training for a half marathon in eight weeks. Follow these exact steps to build your half marathon training schedule like a running coach, or download my free half marathon training plan for free.
Fartlek is not just a funny word. It’s Swedish for Speed Play. It’s running sprints like you did as a kid to catch up with your friends or to prove you can make it to the field first. It’s like a dog chasing a squirrel then stopping to smell the fire hydrant. It’s unstructured paces and distances based on feel. Learn to run faster by having fun with speed.
Treadmills get a bad rap, but they have a lot of benefits including protection from the elements, a safe place to run early in the morning and late at night and most of all, they provide an easy way to control time and speed. Treadmills are perfect for speed interval training. Try this treadmill sprint interval workout that doesn't suck.
Try this short and effective intensity pyramid workout to improve your running pace. Interval workouts are an effective way to add in bouts of higher intensity activity to your workout to send the signal to your body to continue to get stronger and faster.
Try this tabata-style four-minute workout for when you don't have time to run. It's a quick and efficient way to build strength, speed, and anaerobic capacity.
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This week in the 9-week holiday challenge we are focusing on intentional movement. How can you add intentional movement into your day, three times a day, every day this week? It can be formal exercise, but it can also be choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther away from the entrance at the store. Build the healthy habit of moving more each day.
Join me for a nine-week holiday challenge to gain fitness, not fat this holiday season. No extreme diets or exercise plan, just nine simple habits practiced over nine weeks to finish the year strong, and start the new year with a foundation of healthy living.
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I spent a decade yo-yo dieting, then four years ago lost the weight once and for all. During my journey I learned there are certain fundamentals of permanent fat loss. Before you spend another dollar on a program, a diet book, exercise equipment or supplements, make sure have the basics covered first. You may have to act and think differently than in the past to get better results in the future.
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If you’ve heard you should be lifting heavy but not sure what that means or afraid you’re not strong enough to lift heavy, I’ve explained it all in this article. You’ll learn how to determine the appropriate weight to choose for your individual fitness level to achieve results, not injury from lifting heavy.