I cannot tell a lie…this is my hands down favorite thing to do. I know I should remain objective and say all exercise is good exercise (and it IS!) but for me there is nothing like running!
In my younger, childless days I could run 5-6 days a week. I signed-up for countless races, trained hard and ran 5 marathons (including Boston in 2007!) in three years. Once the reality of kids came crashing down on me like so many of their toys they throw at each other, I now run when I can and when the gym daycare is open.
I’ll post some of my favorite running workouts here and please feel free to share yours!
Start out with your regular warm-up and then:
Run hard for 7 minutes (half-marathon pace)
Recovery pace for 3.5 minutes (half the total time spent running hard)
6 minutes fast running
3 minutes of recovery
5 minutes fast running
2.5 minutes recovery
Continue the pattern of 4-, 3-, 2- and 1- minute intervals for as short or as long a run as you like. It’s a killer workout and makes the time fly!
TREADMILL HILL WORKOUT
5 min—45 sec/mile slower then 10K pace———-2%