Take your cardio workout outdoors! Keep your body guessing by varying your speeds with this interval training workout. Interval training is simply going from a lower intensity of cardiovascular exercise (such as walking) to a higher intensity (jogging or running) and repeating for a set amount of time.
*A 5K (3.1 Mile) Interval Workout
Not a Runner?
That’s ok! Train at different walking speeds instead. It’s a 5K (3.1 miles), but you can easily repeat it to turn it into a 10K (6.2 miles), if you like.
No Holding-a-Latte-Speeds Here!
Your walk isn’t a Sunday stroll pace - go to a point where you can say about 8 words without catching your breath. When you get into the run pace, you still need to be able to say 4 words without catching your breath – work with oxygen!
Head to Lincoln Park in West Seattle (8011 Fauntleroy Way, Seattle, WA 98136). Dress in layers for the waterfront wind, bring a water bottle, and get ready to work! Park at the north parking lot and head south along the dirt/gravel path down to the waterfront.
Just follow the waterfront (north), you’ll eventually head out of the park onto Beach Dr. up a gradual slope. As the road turns to the left and you pass the 2nd bus stop, you are at the halfway mark (5Kers), turn around and head back!
Have a seat and Stretch it out before getting back into your car. Your done!
*Consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.