January 29 2015
If intervals are impossible to run in winter weather, try these form drills.
Be coached by Olympic gold medalist marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson or long distance track star Kara Goucher on your next run and get a boost in motivation and speed.
Available via iTunes and created by Nike, Samuelson’s “Women’s Marathon Mix” ($11) offers tips on running efficency, breathing and form during a 30-minute run, matched to music by Jimmy Eat World and others. Pick your pace and work on your form with this star of women’s running.
For a speed workout, try Goucher’s “Endurance Boost” ($13), a 40-minute run with four sets of intervals set to tunes by The Black Eyed Peas and Beck, among others. Both downloadable albums include bonus interviews with the pro runners; Samuelson’s also features a digital booklet of training tips for runners.
For other Nike workouts, including a beginner-friendly treadmill interval workout with music by Ok Go, search “Nike Sport Music” in your iTunes program, or visit nikeplus.com.