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Speedy Tuesday/Couch to 5k

Knock on wood!

Tuesday is supposed to be kinda sunny and in the 40's!

Last week we worked on our endurance while holding a faster pace than normal by running 5 X 800 meters with 400 meter recovery.

Our Couch to 5k program called for 90 seconds running 2 minutes walking...

THIS week we will doing one of my favorite workouts! A Pyramid Interval workout.

I like it because as I get tired the distances get shorter...it just seems easier in my head.

We will start with our warm up, then move on to our Drills of Awesomeness. These will help us re-enforce proper running form and help build our supporting muscles to help ward off injury.

Our workout will consist of...
200 meters (200 rest)
400 meters (400 rest)
600 meters (400 rest)
800 meters (400 rest)
800 meters (400 rest)
600 meters (400 rest)
400 meters (400 rest)
200 meters (200 rest)

The purpose of this workout is to run the shortest distances the fastest and then slow our pace just a sneeze as the distance increases...then as we start to fatigue teach our bodies (and heads) how to finish strong by increasing our pace just slightly as our distance gets shorter.

It's what we call "Negative Splits" or Finishing with a Kick!

Our Couch to 5k workout will consist of

5 min warm up walk
90 seconds running
90 seconds walking
180 seconds running
3 minutes walking

Twice!

You'll love it!

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