3 Track Workouts For Beginners

  • By Mackenzie Lobby
  • Published Oct. 9, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:47 PM UTC
When utilized properly, a track can be a runner's best friend. Photo:

Yasso 800s

Warm-up: 15 min
- Take your marathon goal time and convert the hours and minutes to minutes and seconds. For instance, if your goal is 3:45, your 800m pace is 3 min and 45 sec.

- Begin with four 800m intervals with equal jogging rest in between each.

Cool-down: 10 min

Up the ante: With each passing week, add 1–2 800m intervals at the same pace until you reach 10 reps. If you’re looking to add a bit of easy mileage to your week, increase your warm-up and cool-down to 20–25 min.

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