Rad Running X Jasyoga: Workout Wednesday
We’ve teamed up with Rad Running to bring you Workout Wednesday! Coaches Heather Stephens and Kristin Metcalf serve up the spicy track work, and we dish the warm up and Resets to boost your workout results and keep you running forward.
When doing track and turnover work, runners often feel their hips getting tighter with each turn of the track — booty Lock is a common complaint. To nail your workout and absorb the full benefit of your effort you need your hips working with you rather than against you, so post-track hip Resets are key.
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WORKOUT: TRACK TURNOVER
Warm Up: 10 min easy jog + Workout Day Warm Up
4 x 15 second strides (take as much walking recovery as you’d like between each)
8 x 200 @ mile race pace w/ 90 second recovery (8 x 45 seconds @ same pace if you can’t get to a track)
Rep workouts like these are great for building efficiency for longer, slower paced workouts and races (imagine miles per gallon in your car). By doing this kind of work weekly, you’ll feel more comfortable and relaxed at 5k, half marathon, and marathon paces.
Try to run the 200s at a pace you estimate you could maintain for an all-out mile. The rest should be double the amount of time each 200 takes you. For example, if you are running your 200s at :45 second pace, you should aim for 90 seconds rest. The recovery should feel long — the goal is to clear the lactate because it should never be a limiting variable with this type of workout.
The total volume of this workout should be about 5% of your weekly mileage, so feel free to adjust the amount of 200s you do based on your own training plan! For example, if you’re aiming to hit 20mpw, you’ll want to total 1 mile of rep work (8 x 200).
Visualize shortening your stride, running tall, and driving your arms.
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