Cardio Workouts


Running For Speed *


Want to run faster?
This program will help increase your speed and has 3 levels to choose from. It is a general program and may need to be adjusted depending on your fitness level. Use Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) as your guide (see below) and adjust speed or distance as necessary.

*As the program gets easier, slowly increase your speed at the 5-7.5 RPE level. This will help you get faster.

**If you do not have access to a treadmill, use RPE as your guide for how fast or slow to go.


Print This Workout

 
RPE Time
(min)
Beginner Program
(mph)**
Intermediate Program
(mph)

Advanced Program
(mph)
3.5 (warm up) 5 4.5 5.0 5.5
5 2 5.0 5.5 6.0
6 2 5.3 5.8 6.3
7 5 5.7 6.2 6.7
7.5 3 5.9 6.4 6.9
5 2 5.0 5.5 6.0
    Proceed to cool down Repeat series once (excluding warm up), then proceed to cool down Repeat series twice (excluding warm up), then proceed to cool down
3.5 (cool down) 5

4.5

5.0 5.5

TOTAL TIME
(including warm up and cool down)

  24 Minutes 38 Minutes 52 MInutes


R.P.E. Scale - Rate of Perceived Exertion
1-10 Scale that rates how you are feeling (both physically & mentally) as it relates to exercise fatigue. 1) Rest
2) Very Light
3) Light
4) Fairly Light
5) Somewhat Hard
6) Hard
7) Hard (heavy)
8) Hard (heavy plus)
8.5) Very Hard
9) Very Hard Plus
9.5) Extremely Hard
10) Maximum Exertion


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