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Speed Workouts For Runners

6 Speed Workouts for Runners

Speed Workouts For Runners

When I got into running seriously, a mere two years ago, I remember running as fast as I could and realizing that I will never win a race. I am okay with this but with everything in life there is room for improvement.

I really haven’t worked on my speed much this year even though I know I need the work in order to simply get better at running. My competitive side simply does not activate when it comes to running, since it’s more therapeutic than a sport for me. However, it would be nice to get a bit faster and spend less time on my feet when I train.

Lately as I brave the summer heat indoors on the treadmill for marathon training, I have been getting more comfortable with pushing the speed up for short intervals of time. I put on one of my favorite workout songs and go for it! Check out my workout below which can be done outside or on a treadmill:

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Here are 5 more Speed Workouts For Runners from my favorite runner bloggers!

Carly @ Fine Fit Day

Speed Fine Fit Day

Allie @ VitaTrain4Life


Sarah @ Run Far Girl

Hone your 5K pacing skills and finish strong with this speed workout from RunFarGirl

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Pick up the pace with this simple Fartlek Workout to increase your running speed.

Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

6 Speed Workouts for Runners This Runner's Recipes Long and Short Fartlek

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Tuesday 24th of January 2017

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Sunday 7th of August 2016

I'm just looking forward to school starting so I can work on working out regularly at all! But I'll definitely share this with the husband, who is in full-half training mode right now!


Friday 29th of July 2016

Great round-up of workouts! I used to be the same way, not feeling so competitive and finding it more therapeutic. But when I joined a marathon clinic, it's hard not to be inspired to push harder (and be a little more competitive with both myself and others) when we're going through those hard workouts together. Right now we've been doing some killer hill repeats weekly, but soon we'll be hitting the track!


Thursday 28th of July 2016

I've been thinking of you marathon training - such a brutal start to it with this heat. I promise it will make you better and stronger come November. And speed intervals are a must for me on the treadmill to keep it interesting. You need to try fartleks to your favorite playlist, too, it's a lot of fun.


Thursday 28th of July 2016

Thank you for the encouragement!! Yes, the treadmill is getting more boring by the day.For my long run tomorrow i'm bringing my tablet to watch some netflix lol

6 Speed Workouts for Runners -Happy Fit Mama

Wednesday 27th of July 2016

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