Get Fast, Turn on the Gas!
by Coach Lee Zohlman, USA Triathlon Level 3 Coach
You want to run faster. You want to turn your run into a weapon. Whether it’s off the bike or just for an open running race the following workout will leave you feeling burnt to a crisp, exhausted, spent and crushed. But, after repeating once a week for 4-6 weeks you’ll have a new level of running, a new level of confidence and ready for the the next level in your performance. Don’t think. Just run.
Warm up 10-20 minutes easy running with heart rate under 150 bpm
Stretch all large muscle groups for 1-2 minutes
Run 4 x :20 at 90% max effort; take 1 minute easy jog in between
:30 hard- 1:00 easy jog
1:00 hard- 1:00 easy jog
1:30 hard- 1:00 easy jog
2:00 hard- 1:00 easy jog
1:45 harder- :45 easy jog
1:30 harder- :45 easy jog
1:15 harder- :30 easy jog
1:00 harder- :30 easy jog
:30 hardest- :30 easy jog
End with 5-10 minutes of easy jogging or walking then stretch and use recovery methods like ice bath, recovery shakes, compression socks and sleep.