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.
Fitness is coming along with the final season of Game of Thrones! Use this Game of Thrones inspired treadmill workout to stay motivated to get fit enough to go up against the White Walkers as they invade Westeros.
Learn all about foam rolling: How to choose the correct foam roller, mobility tests to determine where you need to foam roll, advanced foam rolling techniques that go beyond the basics, learn how long and how often to foam roll for the best running performance and injury-prevention results!
Gather the family for this fun Thanksgiving-themed running interval workout guaranteed to burn the turkey (you’re the turkey) this holiday.
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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If you’ve plateaued in your workout performance or strength gains, progressive overload may be the missing link. Your body adapts to the training demands you place on it. If you don’t give your body a new reason to adapt (get stronger and faster) then it won’t. In this blog post learn how to create a progressive overload so that you continually see progress as a result of your workouts.
If the scale isn’t budging, don’t give up, you may be experiencing positive results that aren’t reflected in your scale weight. In this blog post learn why the scale doesn’t matter and five ways to measure results without the scale. Focus on non-scale victories to remove the frustrations from your fat loss journey.
Often in our fitness journey we look for duct tape solutions to our problems, the weight loss pill, the quick fix, or the fad diet, instead of addressing the problem at the root. Learn to build a foundation of a healthy lifestyle for permanent results.
I visited LiveLeanRX in Fort Worth for Dexa body composition scan. Learn how to use the results from a Dexa scan to decrease fat and gain muscle. Throw away your scale and use body composition measurements to track progress.
We often make the same resolutions year after year with little no changes each year. Instead of making the traditional new year’s resolutions this year consider why these anti-resolutions that may seem counterintuitive, actually can help you reach your goals.
We’re eight weeks into our nine-week holiday challenge. This week our challenge is to put away the smartphone and the mindless scrolling, and give the gift of presence to our loved ones. I share strategies to reduce time on social media and ideas for what to do instead of reaching for your phone.
It’s week six of the nine-week holiday healthy habits challenge. Our mission this week is to eight 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This post gives you tips on how to make vegetables taste delicious so you’ll want to eat more, and how to include more vegetables in your daily diet.
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.
Get to the bottom of the age old debate, what’s best for permanent fat loss, running or weight loss? Learn how to get the most out of your workouts for the best results.