Types of Running Exercises

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In an earlier post, we talked about the benefits of cardio for training. We’d like to reiterate that cardio is an essential part of disciplining your body. `While some of you may be sold on the idea of adding cardio to your everyday training regimen, we realized that you may not be aware of good cardio exercises to do in order to increase strength and endurance. This article will focus on some of the things that you can do in your cardio exercise to make yourself stronger. For the sake of making it easy to understand, we will focus on the most universal cardio exercise: running. Read on to find out more information!

Training

Intervals

Interval training is a great way to increase speed in your running. What you do during interval training is run hard (try to sprint) for an allotted amount of time or for a certain distance and then rest for a certain distance or amount of time. For example, if you are running on a track, you can run hard for 400 meters and then take a 400 meter break where you jog or run slowly. Keep repeating this process over and over for an overall distance or time.

Fartlek

This funny sounding exercise technique is actually very similar to intervals. During your run, pick a certain landmark or point that is far in the distance. Then, sprint (or run hard) to that landmark and slow down to a jogging pace when you reach it. This can also increase your speed greatly!

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