by Amanda Russell

Unless you're training for a marathon, skip long, slow, distance running – sprints and intervals burn more fat and calories and build more muscle tone! AND YOU’LL SAVE SO MUCH TIME, what’s not to love?
My Suggestion Add a few 10- to 60-second sprints to your run, slowing down just long enough to catch your breath between the sprints. (Try a 30 minute run with 10 sprints throughout)


Add a few Intervals (an interval is longer than a sprint and slightly slower – think 5km race pace- you should not be able to hold a conversation while on an interval).Intervals range from 90 seconds to 6 minutes typically.
One of my favorite running workouts (can be done on an elliptical too):
10 minute warm up run+2 minute interval+90 second recovery+2 minute interval+90 second recovery+90 second interval+1 minute recovery+90 second interval+1 minute recovery+30 second sprint+1 min recovery+30 second sprint+1 min recovery+5-10 minute cool down

Total Time : Approx 30-35 minutes
You can get more out of this workout than a steady paced 70 minute run (trust me), so don’t get hung up on total time, it’s more about exertion!

Go get your endorphins going!



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