I live in the Midwest so as soon as the nice weather hits all I want to do is get outside. I love working out outside especially after a long cold winter on my treadmill.
Here are 7 great outdoor intervals to try:
At the local high school stadium, do a 5 minute warm-up around the track then spend 20 minutes running up the bleachers and walking down. Finish with a 5 minute cool down.
Head out for a run and do a 5 minute warm up, then sprint for 30 seconds and jog for 1 minute. Complete this routine 10 times. Next, sprint for 15 seconds, jog for 45 seconds. and repeat this routine 5 times. Finish this session out with a 5 minute cool down.
Go to a local track, do a 5 minute warm up followed by 20 minutes of sprinting the straight sections and walking the curves, followed by a 5 minute cool down.
Go for a bike ride! Do a 5 minute warm up, increase tension and pedal hard for 30 seconds-1 minute and decrease and pedal easy for 1 minute. Repeat this sequence 15 times, followed by a 5 minute cool down.
It may be summer but those local sledding hills can be a great workout! Do a 5 minute warm up, then run up the sledding hills and walk down. Repeat for 20-25 minutes, followed by a 5 minute cool down.
Go to a local soccer field. Start with a 5 minute warm up, then sprint across the soccer field (goal to goal) followed by 1 minute of mountain climbers. Walk back and repeat for 20-25 minutes followed by a 5 minute cool down.
Do a run and walk interval. Warm up for 5 minutes, then walk for 1 minute, jog for 1 minute, sprint for 1 minute. Repeat 10 times followed by a 5 minute cool down.