July 27th, 2012

Treadmill Interval Workouts

I’ve received several emails recently wanting tips for increasing speed. Whether you’re looking for more speed, endurance, or overall increased fitness, intervals are the most effective and efficient type of training, especially high intensity interval training.

When I started running, I thought of intervals as the the traditional 400′s, 800′s and mile repeats. Those are [...]

June 18th, 2012

Do you incorporate plyometrics?

Thanks to Kim, I have been diligently searching out new cross training opportunities each month for her New 2 U Cross Training Challenge. It’s been so helpful to have that extra push to try new things.

There is an HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class at my gym that I’ve wanted to try for months. [...]

June 13th, 2012

30-20-10 Intervals and Yogurt-making

One of my new running buddies has been experimenting with the 30-20-10 workout. Did you see the article about it on RW? It’s designed to be easy to remember speed work… a 30 second jog, 20 seconds at training pace, and a 10 second sprint (5 times, then recover and repeat). I read the original [...]

December 26th, 2011

More on 6 minutes to better fitness

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday week! We’re still in PA for a few more days, and are enjoying the family time and change of pace. I’ve been doing okay with getting a few runs in, although it’s less than usual.

I’ve been thinking a bit about the article that I mentioned in [...]

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