I’m a year round trotter but fall is my favorite season to run.
Fall slows me down in general, I often get a mild cold that sticks around for about a month and the decrease in daylight combined with dropping temperatures makes me ready to go into hibernation. Running in the fresh fall air energizes me and refreshes my spirit.
I love the simplicity of running; lace up and go. Today I was craving something a bit more full body though so I combined running with high intensity intervals.
This workout is great; it works your entire body in 10 minutes or can easily be repeated 2 or more times to cover more miles. It’s so simple, just three exercises, so no need to even write it down.
Alternate 2 minutes of running with 30 seconds of burpees/mountain climbers.
The burpee/mountain climber intervals provide strength work for your core and upper body while keeping your heart rate elevated (or maybe increasing it depending on the intensity of your running! Burpees…!!!).
Here’s what my workout looked like:
7-7:30 mountain climbers
9:30-10 mountain climbers
I repeated the whole thing once for a full body, heart pounding 20 minute workout followed by about 5 minutes of walking then stretching. My body felt well worked but not worn out, just what I was looking for!