Interval Training

Find Things to Do Near You

Interval Training: How and Why to Do Them


Once you’ve gotten into a rhythm of running, it’s time to take it up a notch. Whether you’re running a 10-minute mile or 7-minute mile, the best way to improve your fitness and get faster is to incorporate interval training.


Intervals involve running faster than your usual pace. You’ll run at that pace for a predetermined time, then do a recovery jog, then repeat.


Interval runs improve the efficiency of the oxygen delivery system to your muscles. The result of that over time means improvements in speed, endurance and efficiency.


Learn how best to implement these into your runs below.

Interval Training Articles & Advice

Why You Should Try a HIIT Workout

High-intensity interval training or HIIT workouts deliver major results in half the time, so you don't have to spend endless hours in the gym.

What is Tabata Training?

Short on time or need a change of pace? Learn what tabata training is and how you can get a butt-blasting workout done in four minutes.


Browse Fitness Categories

Get ACTIVE on the Go



Try Tabata workouts with in-app coaching in the world’s first community-based fitness app.

Available for iOS