Health & Fitness over 4 years ago by Liz Adams

My Favorite Outdoor Summer Workouts

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Working out has quickly become a favorite part of my day. It’s something that is so important for my mental well being and I love feeling like the best version of myself for my family and friends. It is something that now has a designated spot on my to-do list every day, whether that’s a treadmill interval workout, long run outside, meeting with my trainer or a walk with my kids. Sweat once a day! It’s so good for your energy levels and overall health!

Now that summer is officially here, I like to take my workouts outdoors as much as possible. Here are a few of my favorites:

Outdoor Summer Workouts

3 mile run outdoors with speed goal – When I’m running a shorter distance I like to push myself to increase my speed. If you’re just starting out, aim to cut out 30 seconds off each mile. So if you’re usually comfortable running a 10-minute mile, try running a 9:30-minute mile! I track this on my Apple watch.

3-4 mile run/strength circuits – This is usually what I do when I’m working out with the kids! Pushing them in the stroller is brutal so I’ll usually run for a mile and then stop and do a quick strength circuit. Here is a circuit you can do: 

  • 12 jump squats
  • 12 alternating single leg lunges
  • 10 forearms plank with knee tucks
  • 10 pushups
  • 10 tricep dips

…do this 3-4x, so you get to 3-4 miles. Remember, do what you can!

¼ mile run sprint circuits – again, I track this on my Apple watch. I’ll walk for ¼ mile and then all out sprint for ¼ mile. Alternate for 3 miles!

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