Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: How do you incorporate speed work into your running? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
I’ll be the first to admit that I hate speed work. I am very comfortable once I lock into a pace and I’m okay riding out that pace for a few miles. This is probably because I’ve never been a fast runner and because I have primarily focused on longer distances (half marathons and marathons) over the past few years. Also, PRs don’t really mean anything to me so I don’t use speed work as an incentive to get new PRs. At this point, I’m just happy to be running! Although I don’t do separate speed work workouts, it still finds a way into my weekly workouts. Here’s how…
Orangetheory Fitness Classes
No matter the type of workout – ESP, Endurance, Strength or Power – there is always speed work on the treadmill. The way the treadmill works is that you have a base, push and all out pace. For example, if your base pace is a 5, your push pace will be a 6 and the all out pace with be a 7 or higher. We always hit all out paces on the treadmill at least twice and we hit the push pace several times, so I feel like that is a good way to get in some speed work.
Peloton #Saturday60 Bootcamp
This is my favorite way to not only incorporate speed work but hills are well. Left on my own, I will never run inclines or do hill work, so these classes force me to do it. For the #Saturday60 bootcamps, there are 3 treadmill sections, around 10 minutes each. Because each segment is only 10 minutes, I treat them as their own workouts so I’m able to push the pace whenever the instructor calls for it.
Tell me: How do you incorporate speed work into your running?
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