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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: www.shutterstock.com

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Warm-up: 15 min

- At 5K race pace, run 400m, 800m, 1,200m, 800m, 400m. Give yourself 2–3 min rest in between each interval.

Cool-down: 10 min

Up the ante After 2–3 weeks of this session, you can add distance and/or intensity. If you’re training for a longer race, top out at a 1,600m interval, meaning that you’ll run 400-800-1,200-1,600-1,200-800-400. If you are more interested in speed, consider increasing your base pace. Drop 10–15 sec from your 5K race pace and convert to fit each interval.

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This piece first appeared on triathlete.com.

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