This workout can be done anywhere – in your neighborhood, on the treadmill, a track etc. The purpose is to continuous movement in a fun way to build your endurance be it running or walking.
- Run/walk for 5 minutes at conversation pace, meaning you should be able to breathe and hold a conversation for the entire 5 minutes. If you can hear your breathing, pull back on your pace. For those who are faster runners, you can certainly challenge yourself at a slightly faster pace, but don’t overdo it.
- Recovery time between each countdown is 2 minutes. At the end of your timed run, slow down your pace to lower your heart rate and catch your breath. Do this for 2 minutes, then move onto the next count.
- Run/walk for 4 minutes using the same measures of pacing as mentioned above, recover for 2, pick up again for 3, recover for 2, pick up for 2, recover for 2.
At the very last minute, CHALLENGE yourself! It is only for a minute and yes, you have it within you! Running is mostly mental so shake off the negative feelings and start loading positive affirmations into your being. The prize at the end is your 2-minute recovery.
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