5 key speed workouts every new runner should do

By December 15, 2015Run

When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and comfortable, and finding a way to enjoy it so you keep it up for the long term.

As you’re becoming a runner you may start to wonder, “How can I get fitter and faster?” You can simply add time to your workout as you get stronger or increase the distance you cover. Another approach is to add some structured workouts to your routine. These workouts, which involve running specific intervals or time or distance at a specific pace, can help you develop endurance, speed and stronger legs and lungs.

Check out these five workouts from Runner’s World. Try a different one each week!

Read the workouts here.