Running Workouts

Looking for the best running workouts and sessions to help you improve your athletic performance and reach your full running potential? You come to the right place.   Keep on reading to steal my best running routines and plans.

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8 Interval Training Running Workouts for Speed

If you want to improve your running speed, then interval training is the way to go. In fact, interval training (HIIT) has been used by athletes for years to build cardiovascular strength, power, and explosive speed. HIIT combines short and intense bursts of exercise at maximum ability, with recovery phases, repeated throughout a single workout. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you five of my favorite interval running workouts to build endurance and speed.
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Top 7 Speed Drills For Runners

Do you want to run faster? Of course you do! Truth be told, if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can be, you’ve got to do more than just running. In fact, running will only get you so far. Speed drills enter the picture. Committing to a regular speed drills routine, for at least 20 to 30 minutes per session two times per week, will definitely help you run faster and become the best runner you can be. This post, along with the videos and form tips, outlines a series of running drills that you can easily fit in into your training program.
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Beginners Strength Program For Runners

If you have been reading Runners Blueprint for a while, then you know that I’m a strong proponent of strength training for runners. Sure, this is a runners’ blog, and I mostly write stuff for the running crowd. That said, any regular reader (or after checking my cross training page) might be surprised by the number of strength training workouts I shared in the last couple of years. But this time, I’m not going to share with you another workout. Instead, in today’s post, I’ll cover the basics of weight lifting for runners. I’ll show you the exact steps required to design your strength training program, even if you have never touched a dumbbell before.

Top 9 Speed & Agility Ladder Drills For Runners

When it comes to improving running speed, performing agility ladder drills is a must. Contrary to popular belief, the speed ladder isn’t just for elite athletes. Even recreational runners can benefit from this awesome tool. The fact is, agility ladder training is one the best things you can do to rev up your heart rate and challenge your speed, coordination, and footwork like nothing else Most recreational runners are not familiar with this training method. In fact, these fast paced, quick-footed drills have often been thought of as something only athletes do. While you may see many tennis players, soccer players and track athletes perform these exercises, anyone can do them, and benefit from them as well.
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5 Hill Running Workouts Guide For Beginners

Hill running is no easy walk in the park. It requires a mix of stamina, strength, technique, and sheer will-power. That’s why lots of runners have a love/hate relationship with hills. If you tend to avoid the...
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The Ultimate Beach Workout For Runners

Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite exercises you can do on the sand to help improve your strength, speed and agility. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to spice up your workouts, then keep on reading. Where to Do the Sand Workout Routine You can perform this workout routine on the beach (duh), but if you don’t live in a coastal city, then a long jump pit or a sand volleyball court can do the trick. As long as there is sand, enough space and it’s safe to work out there, you are in a good place.

The best 5 Quadriceps Exercises

When it comes to running, one of the best off road things you can do to help improve your running and bulletproof your body against common injury is to strength train on a regular basis. In fact, strength training is one of the most vital tools you can use to increase performance and avoid injury, helping you run stronger and more efficiently. And one of the most important running muscles is the quadriceps—the muscles at the front of the thigh. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you a killer runner quadriceps workout routine so you can build strength in these vital muscles to run faster, further and with fewer pains and aches. So are you excited? Then here we goo… The Many Roles of the Quads

Start Treadmill Running? 6 Treadmill Workouts for Beginners

In today’s post, I’m sharing with you the essential beginner treadmill workout guidelines you need to get started with indoor running the right and safe way. By the end of this beginner guide to treadmill running, you’ll learn: How to use the treadmill The benefits of treadmill running The exact treadmill training gear you need How to take your first steps on the machine How to stay motivated when treadmill running The Treadmill workout apps you need
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9 Ways to Increase Running Speed

Increasing your running speed should be on your top priority list whether you have just signed for your first 5K, or looking to improve your marathon time. The best way to run faster is to run more miles. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you some creative and awesome training guidelines to help you improve your running speed without logging in more miles
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Top 15 HIIT Workouts For Runners

High-Intensity Interval Training Defined When it comes to getting the most out of your workout program for fat loss and optimum fitness, high-intensity interval training is the way to go. Hailed by most fitness experts as the closest thing to a training shortcut that produces quick results, HIIT is backed by sound scientific study and countless personal testimonies. The exact defining parameters of HIIT are a bit vague, which is one of the reasons there is so much controversy surrounding the topic. Nonetheless, here is a basic definition to get you started on the right foot. High-intensity interval training involves alternating between intense bursts of anaerobic activity (running, rowing, jump roping, biking, etc.) with periods of moderate or low aerobic activity for recovery.