Beat Boredom With These Workouts for Runners
The next time the boredom starts to creep into your routine, ditch your usual run and try one of these workouts. You'll build strength and speed with these workouts that include plyometric sessions and bodyweight circuits.
Plyometric Workout1 of 10
You won't just beat boredom with this workout. The benefits of plyos go beyond improving speed. They boost power, incinerate calories even post-workout, and increase running efficiency by teaching the body to use less energy to produce force and to decrease the rate of ground contact.
Circuit Workout For Traveling2 of 10
Different climates, bad food, hotel rooms and lackluster workout accommodations can prevent you from logging miles on the road or time in the gym. If you plan ahead, however, you can make things easier and keep your fitness on track while you're on the road.
Kettlebell Circuit3 of 10
A full-body strength-conditioning program using kettlebells is the perfect cross-training compliment to any running regimen. These innovative three-dimensional workouts get your body moving in three directions and on three planes for a more effective and efficient workout.
Indoor Workout (Various)4 of 10
Weightlifting and strength training are at the top of his list of alternative indoor workouts for runners because it enhances performance and helps prevent injuries.
Bodyweight Workout5 of 10
Beat boredom and skip a gym membership with bodyweight exercises; the only piece of equipment you need is a pull-up bar. Bodyweight workouts are time efficient and are great to build functional strength.
30-Minute Running Workout (Various)6 of 10
These boredom-busting workouts are perfect if you're short on time. You can squeeze in a tough training session even if you only have a half-hour to train.
Strength-Training Workout7 of 10
Each form of strengthening builds on the previously completed modalities; these 10 running-specific exercises will build the strength, agility and explosiveness you need to conquer challenging hill intervals and speed workouts.
Core Workout8 of 10
Take a day to work your core. Strength and core exercises will actually help your running and prevent injuries. Many runners know this but they're not sure when to do these workouts or what to do until today.
Interval Workout9 of 10
An interval session is one of the best workouts for runners. Get faster with super short, super fast efforts, sometimes referred to as high intensity interval training (HIIT). While HIIT definitions vary, repeats are generally 10 to 60 seconds long, run nearly full out, and are followed by a rest period lasting 1 to 4 times the length of the effort (so you're recovered to do the next repeat at the same speed and with good form).