Head to your local school for a workout.
*Taking your workouts off the treadmill is a great change of pace, gets you outdoors, and is actually more challenging.
Warm up with a walk or jog for 5-10 minutes.
Get back into a jog or run. On the straightaways, perform buttkickers, high knees, carioca (cross-in-front, cross behind), and sprint.
If there aren’t too many people there, walk or run the opposite direction to even out your turns.
Backpedaling, side shuffles, and diagonals are great drills to add for cross-training.
For diagonals (zig-zag coordination drill):
- Start in outside lane,
- Take 2 steps in each lane
- When you reach the inside lane take 3 steps (to change lead legs)
- Repeat, weaving back and forth.
*Please see your doctor before starting any new exercise program.