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No Time? No Problem!

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Pressed for time? Don’t let a hectic schedule stop you from running. Take a look at Coach Jenny’s three work-outs, perfect for those in a hurry!

Reader Question:

I’m a dedicated runner, but with three kids and a full-time job, I just don’t have time to fit in a run every day. If I only have 15 or 20 minutes, can I still get a worthwhile workout? — Cara

Answer: Absolutely! Quality always trumps quantity. Short workouts not only help you stay in shape, but improve your speed and stamina as well. A growing number of studies show you can reap the same benefits (in terms of both fitness and weight loss) from short duration workouts as you do from long ones.

There is one catch: To decrease the time you spend on your feet, you need to increase the effort. The three workouts listed in this article are short duration, high-intensity. Mix and match these workouts with longer, easy-effort runs. Or if you’re really slammed for time, simply perform all three on alternate days. That will be enough to keep you in racing shape!

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