Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of track workouts, BUT they're great for increasing speed.
If it were up to me I would just run 3mi everyday for the rest of my life, but a sometimes life is not about doing what we like, it's about doing what we need to get what we want. 🏃🏾 Sometimes it's about getting some pics while also getting a great workout (just joking).
Today's I took @_ka1 on her first run in a long time and decided that to ease into a run program, we would access where she is now, and incorporate a track workout.
Track workouts can be googled, found via Nike Running and many run groups will share workouts the night of their track workouts. I usually jot them down and try them out, based on goals I'm hoping to achieve or races that I have coming up.
Today we did one that was perfect for a new runner looking to get into it.
- 2 X 400 meters (1 lap) - 200 meters recovery walk/jog.
- 4 X 200 meters (1/2 lap) - 100 meters recovery walk/jog.
- 400m cool down, stretches & pictures (because it didn't happen if you don't photograph it for the gram.)
Check out the below articles from Runner's World highlighting the benefits of track workouts and get some good workouts to get your started.