Today’s Treadmill Tuesday workout can actually be done on the treadmill OR outside (no excuses not to get it done!) I credit this run to my High School cross country coach – I’ve been using the basic principles of this run for over 10 years now and it has never failed me!
The goal is to increase speed AND endurance (a rare combination). By doing long interval blasts, you can increase your ability to run long distances faster, and as your time gets better you can increase the mileage and/or intensity of the workout. For me, I typically do between 6-8 rounds, but do as many as you feel comfortable.
You can change the distance – 6 intervals = 3 miles.
You can change your speed – if you’re running 3 miles and your goal race pace is 8 min/mile, run each 1/2 mile interval in 4 min.
Remain CONSISTENT! This is not run like a tempo – the goal is to learn pacing, so run each interval the same pace or as close to the same pace as possible.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the run!