Two Head-to-Toe Running Workouts

Good morning and happy FITNESS Friday to you!

I have not ONE but TWO high-intensity running workouts that will challenge your entire body from head to toe. Try one today or this weekend and then put the other one on your calendar for next week. They’re both awesome workouts!

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As you probably remember, I love high-intensity running workouts that include a variety of strength movements. They keep both my mind and body engaged and they are a whole lot of fun. I swear, the time just flies by!

Head-to-Toe Running Workout

The workout above starts with a 200 meter run followed by 15 Squat Jumps and a 60-second side plank hold. After that, you’ll run 400 meters followed by 20 Push-Ups and a plank hold on the other side. Then, the running distance will increase to 800 meters followed by 25 Burpees (you love me!) and another side plank hold. You’ll continue to work your way back down the ladder of exercises and finish with 15 Squat Jumps. For even more of a challenge, repeat the workout from the top for two full rounds. Happy sweating!

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Outfit details:

  • Top: I get questions all the time about my tanks and one of my very favorites is the Distance Running Tank Top from Brooks Running because it’s comfortable and totally fuss-free. When I exercise, I don’t want to worry about what I’m wearing, so this tank is definitely a go-to for me. It’s super soft, sweat-wicking, and flattering (not too tight, but not baggy either). I love it. I also own a pair of matching stripped Chaser 3″ Shorts from Brooks that are so cute and perfect for both running and other kinds of workouts (aka they’re not super tight on the quads and move with you). I especially love their thick waistband with drawstring, which is comfy and flattering, and I don’t have to worry about them falling down or moving around too much during my workouts.
  • Leggings: These are another favorite for sure! They’re from Fabletics, who I recently started working with, and I wear them for workouts, running errands, and just lounging around the house. The material is soft and actually quite a bit thicker than other leggings that I own, but I really like that high-quality feeling.
  • Sneakers: Oh, how I love my Brooks Adrenaline “Nantucket” GTS! I wear them ALL the time for both workouts and everyday life. They are seriously the cutest sneakers ever created (and super comfy!), and I get compliments on them all the time.

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And here’s running workout #2 for you (below)! It’s actually inspired by the one above. I did it yesterday and it took me just over 20 minutes to finish. Enjoy!

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Question of the Day

What type of workout are you currently loving? 

35 Comments

  1. I’m in a love-hate relationship with burpees. They’re practically the worst – and I really mean they’re the best – exercise there is. I’ve never really experienced that much sought after exercise high without doing burpees. I should incorporate them more into my routines.

  2. I love Fabletics crops! They’re 80% of what I own and wear. The summer I have to switch to a lighter material crop though because their material tends to be heavier and when its 115-120 you need as little fabric as possible!

  3. I just got back into running and spinning. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of HIIT workouts, so I love these combo workouts and am excited (and terrified) to try!

  4. These workouts look awesome…I’ll try at least one of them this weekend for sure 😀 I’ve been loving HIIT workouts lately, quick and hard…easy to fit into my day before work and I feel like I’ve gotten a really great workout in.

  5. Thank you so much for these awesome workouts, I always always save them and pull them out when I’m not feeling the gym or on the go 🙂
    Question- which fabletics crops are your favorite? And do they stay put?? That’s my biggest issue! Also, the brooks running shorts, do you also do Crossfit in them? Are they good for squats?
    THANKS again!

  6. Thanks so much for these workouts!! I always love your workouts! I gave up my CrossFit membership with the arrival of Baby #3 last year and while we have a pretty great garage gym sometimes I struggle to sort out what to do for my workouts. So, thanks for posting these and please don’t stop posting workouts!!

  7. I did the head to toe running workout this morning. I am usually a “hop on the treadmill, run mindlessly while watching something trashy on netflix, and go home” kind of girl, but I’ve had the desire recently to start pushing myself more — probably because after 2 babies, my stomach isn’t near as flat as it used to be! Perfect timing, because this kicked my tail! Burpees are SOOOO hard! And after 50 seconds in a side plank, my shaking arm literally collapsed. Tell me it will get easier!! =) Thanks for the great workout ideas!

  8. OmG…I have to tell you–I need a “good workout” today and so I combined these two….did the first one–followed by the second..I am sure you probably don’t recommend that but it was exactly what I needed today and loved it!
    THANK YOU !

    Lauren

  9. Headed to the track early on Saturday and did a combo of these workouts, and we both loved it! We switched the KB swings for jump squats (forgot to bring the KB) and subbed burpees for the squats– total killer! Thanks!!

  10. I had a terrible sleep last night and didn’t work out before work, I wanted something fast but hard to do over lunch at the gym so I did the second workout and it was perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing! It made my Monday not so bad after all 🙂

  11. I just did this workout and you’re so right.. It goes so fast! Fun and sweaty.. Took me about 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Some great exercises and tips on getting fit. Some people also find it very valuable working on all body parts with their own home gym. It reduces the boredom of the same exercises every day.

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