Even though I’m doing CrossFit most days, I still like to get in at least one mid-length run each week. I’ve been using my 5 Mile Increasing Interval run for a while, but Monday night I was in the mood for something different.
I wanted to do some speedier intervals in a HIIT style, but then the only treadmill available had those awful arrow buttons that are impossible to push and make it take 5 years to actually change the speed. Do those make anyone else want to pull their hair?!
Big speed changes were just not going to happen, so I quickly improvised and created this 5 Mile Speed Pyramid Run. It doesn’t require too much changing, and with only two little arrow clicks at a time it saved me a lot of sanity.
Traditional pyramid runs have increases in distance (.5 mi, then 1mi, then 1.5mi etc), but this one has increases in speed. I changed the speed after every half mile which was often enough to not get bored, but also gave me a little time to zone out in between. It was over before I knew it!
I was sufficiently sweaty, which always makes me happy:)
Hope you like it!