June 14 2018
Coach Hillary Kigar offers her best tips on how runners can find time for running despite shifting schedules.
Women’s Running Magazine cover model Samantha Harris says the secret to staying in shape is “to do something different every day.” Here are a few of the workouts she mixes into her routine.
Interval Training: When I run I’ll often focus on changing the pace. I’ll jog for a few minutes, sprint for a minute, then go back down to a jog. This keeps me interested and it’s a great way to get your heart rate up.
Treadmill Boot Camp: This class at the gym is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It kicks my butt! I used to think running on the treadmill was boring, and before this class I’d stick to a 4.5 mph pace. Now I sometimes get up to 10.5!
Stair Sprints: With a busy schedule and two little ones, I try to squeeze in mini-workouts when I can. One of my go-tos is to run up and down the stairs in our 10-story parking garage for 20 minutes.
At-Home Videos: I do a variety of videos like cardio boxing and yoga. It’s like going to the gym, but I don’t have to leave my kids.
Want more health, time-saving and nutrition advice? Check out Samantha’s “Mom Ambush” video series on pgeverday.com.