BeWOW: Stride It Out Workout

Our latest Be Well Workout of the Week.

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If you caught the running bug with all the Broad Street Run madness this past week, I don’t blame you—this is an exciting time of year to be a runner in Philly. So for this week’s workout, in honor of Broad Street, we’re going to run our hearts out.

After warming up, increase your speed to a sprint, alternating work and rest intervals. Remember to keep moving through your recovery—a jog if you can muster it, a walk if you can’t. The workout calls for the intervals to be repeated five times, but if that’s too much for you, feel free to trim it down to three or four repeats. End your workout with a well-deserved stretch.


If you ran Broad Street and are itching to get back to it after a few days of rest, no worries—this workout can double as a recovery workout. Complete the intervals at a moderate stride-out pace, where you're aiming just to get your legs moving and warm up your sore muscles; walk during the recovery. Then take advantage of a nice long stretch at the end.

Let's get to it, Be Wellers.

BeWOW: Stride It Out Workout

5 minute light jog warmup

1 minute sprint :: 1 minute recover x 5

5 minute jog

45-second sprint :: 1 minute recovery x 5

5 minute jog

30-second sprint :: 1 minute recovery x 5

5 minute jog

Stretch

» Check out all the BeWOW workouts here.

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Audrey McKenna Hasse is the owner of A.M.Fit, a personal training and healthy consultation business on the Main Line. You’ll find her workouts every week right here on Be Well Philly.

 

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