I really love to run. There is something calming to me about going out, enjoying some fresh air, letting your mind wander and pounding the pavement. Whether I am all alone, with friends or pushing my munchkins in the BOB, I truly enjoy running. Running is where my fitness journey began. I know this is not the case for everyone. Some people get bored running and for some going for a long time is just not possible. This workout is one for every one: runner or not, and with or without a stroller.
Whether you are a seasoned runner training for a PR, getting back into running after a couple of months off, or just beginning your journey, I have an option for you. All you have to do is lace up your shoes, grab a watch or download a running app on your phone and head out the door (or you could do this on a treadmill too if you prefer).
I completed the advanced workout in just under 48 minutes and was dripping with sweat when I finished- it felt awesome! My goal was to increase my pace from my first 2.5 miles to my second and that I did. I ran the first 2.5 miles at an 8:21 pace and the second at a 7:58 pace. I am gearing up to begin my half marathon training plan and this was the perfect distance for me.
When you are doing the advanced workout, make it your goal to increase your pace each mile and really take that last half mile each time and give it all you have. Leave nothing else left on the concrete.
Also if you are new to the world of spiderman burpees, instead of letting your chest and belly touch the ground you go out to a plank position. When you are in that plank position, you bring your knees to your elbows (4x) and then bring yourself back up and jump on the top.
The intermediate version of this workout also gets to try the awesome spiderman burpees. The intermediate workout is a good workout for those that haven’t built their mileage up just yet, or someone that is just getting back into running.
What I really like about the intermediate version is that you can modify it for YOU. The 10 minutes that you will be running can be fast, moderate pace, or a jog. You can even throw some intervals in there and do one minute jog with 30 seconds fast. Whatever you do, get uncomfortable and make it count.
This workout is for everyone… even if you are new to running, participating in the couch to 5k program or want to like to exercise but don’t love to run.
In this workout, you have many options for your 5 or 6 minutes of running or walking. You can do just that you can jog and then jog faster or you can walk and then jog. Do what works for you! Instead of the burpees in this workout, you will complete inchworms which can be found in this video.
There you have it, three progressions for a Total Body Run workout. Lace up your shoes and get out there, I promise you will not regret it. After all, the only workout you ever regretted was the one you didn’t do.