Fell off the old running saddle once cold weather crept in? No worries. With Spring here, your head is back in the game and you're ready to hit the ground running. Since it's been about five months since you've last laced up your sneakers and pulled on a sports bra, let's ease into it with this short, moderately intense workout.
This workout can be done outdoors or on a treadmill; feel free to adjust the pace as you need. Warm up with a five-minute walk at a brisk pace, complete this circuit six times, and finish with a five-minute walk to cool down.
|Time||Pace||Calories burned for 150-pound person|
|2 minutes||Jog at moderate pace (10 minutes per mile, 6 mph)||21|
|1 minute||Walk briskly (15 minutes per mile, 4 mph)||5|
|1 minute||Run faster (9 minutes per mile, 6.7 mph)||12|
|1 miniute||Walk briskly (15 minutes per mile, 4 mph)||5|
Total workout time: 40 minutes
Calories burned per five-minute circuit: 43
Calories burned for warmup and cooldown: 50
Total calories burned: 308
*All calculations are based on a 150-pound woman.