An Easy Guide
I think I’ve entered the world of at least intermediate runner status, and I want to share how I was able to (finally) run a half marathon under 2 hours (it took me 5 tries).
The key is to incorporate around 2 workouts a week that focus entirely on intervals. Here I made an easy-to-use graphic on a quick 24-minute treadmill workout that bumped my average pace from around a 12:00 mile to a 9:00 mile.
*It’s also broken down by time, because I know trying to do ANY math while running is just EVIL. You’re welcome!
Feel free to tweak the speed, especially if you’re further along in pace or if the running pace feels like you’re pushing it already at 5.5 mph (I’ve been there).
I still do this workout now, actually, I just adjust the speeds to 4 mph, 6.5 mph, and 8.5 mph. It’s a great workout to keep using in this way; it helps you gauge your progress in incredibly tangible terms. I remember, back when I first started running, that my sprint was 6 mph. Now that’s a slow jog.