Part 1 of the 2 part series! This is the shorter workout both in total time and in running distance making it perfect if you’re new (or new-er) to running or don’t have as much time but still want and awesome take-anywhere plan! This is actually a workout we did with my XC team last week and it went so well I wanted to share it with all of you! It’s effective because you’re running hard but the short breaks give you a chance both to recover so you can finish strong and to maintain an elevated heart rate. The bits of strength training are in there for good measure haha!
Remember to warm up with a very easy job for a few minutes before this plan and to fuel up about 2 hours before your run!