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I've got limited time, what are the best time-effective workouts?

The beauty of running is that even if your time is limited, you can still squeeze in some highly effective workouts. To get the most ‘bang for your buck’ you should add a bit of intensity. You could try a progression run for example, where you gradually increase your pace over the course of the run. Break the run down into segments.

Try 10 minutes at an easy pace, 10 minutes at a moderate pace and 10 minutes at a faster pace, followed by a 5 minute cool down. Fartlek is another great form of training that is highly time-effective. After a short warm up, alternate bursts of faster running with blocks of easy running or jogging, followed by a short cool down.

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