I do this workout A LOT, and it doesn’t seem to be getting easier. So I will keep at it until it does:) Sprints are an awesome way to break up the treadmill time. This workout out can be modified pretty easily. If you are really comfortable at a 5.0, then try sprints at a 7.0. If 4 sets of sprints is too much then work up to it start with 2 sets, and the next week try 3.
Sprinting is what has made me faster. I’m not out to break any records, well maybe my own;) But I remember running 9 min. miles thinking I was pretty bad A, haha!
Here is what my treadmill looked after this workout. I didn’t slow down the last mile, because I ran out of time and mommy duties called:
I’m pretty sure my calorie counter is off?
I loved this article I found on the internet about running mistakes.
A lot of this rang true for me and I’m trying to make changes this time around.
Taking breaks: I don’t take too many breaks but usually a 5 minute break in the middle. Also, since I’ve been splitting up running inside and outside, it takes a little long to get going outside. So I need a better game plan here.
No downhill training: I made this mistake last marathon and I need to do some downhill training asap.
This is probably the biggest for me:
Lack of race simulation: Last marathon my long runs were fine but slow. This time around I’ve been pushing a little harder through long runs. The only problem is my body definitely feels it!