The Runner’s Holiday Tip Of The Day

  • By Competitor Running
  • Published Dec. 13, 2011
  • Updated Dec. 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM UTC

Dec. 12–Find Time To Work Out

The burpee will get your heart rate humming in no time! Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor

For the days you feel your schedule is so jammed pack you won’t have time to workout, set aside just a few minutes to do a quick indoor interval routine with no equipment needed. In just 10 to 15 minutes this high-intensity workout will get you sweating and your heart rate up. Complete each exercise for 30 seconds to one minute and repeat as many times as you have time for. Move quickly from exercise to exercise, only giving yourself a quick water break at the end of each round if needed.

  • Run in place
  • High knees
  • Butt kickers
  • Jumping jacks
  • Jump rope
  • Burpees
  • Pushups
  • Squats
  • Alternating forward lunges
  • Mountain climbers
  • Alternating backward lunges
  • Tricep dips (on couch, bench, chair)

“I tend to sleep through my alarm a lot,” says Competitor editor Linzay Logan. “Instead of throwing my morning workout to the wind I will do a quick interval workout like this one to kick start my day without the guilt of missing my run.”

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