Time: 30 minutes
Use exercise to get over your mid-week, hump-day slump with this three mile run! Wednesday is my benchmark day for a three mile run, because for some reason it just seems to make cosmic sense. Third day of the work week… three mile run… you get it.
Cody’s “Get Over The Hump Day Three Mile Run”:
- Mile 1: Warm up for the first half mile with a light jog. Then do one-minute, high-intensity and low-intensity paced intervals for the next half mile.
- Mile 2: Skip. Yes, seriously, tap into your inner child and skip for an entire mile.
- Mile 3: Transition from skipping to medium-paced running for half a mile, then drop it down to a light jog for the last half mile as a cool down.
A note about skipping as cardio exercise: It may seem a bit silly at first, but skipping is actually a more intense form of cardio than traditional running. This is because skipping engages different muscles, and uses more energy to push off the ground and hop with each step, giving your calves and glutes a workout that jogging won’t. Plus, skipping is really fun.