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Should you stop, walk, or rest between your intervals on speed workouts?  Does it really matter?

The answer is yes.  The way you rest absolutely affects the design and effectiveness of the workout.  Learn how to get it right.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to rest during your speed workouts

  • How to decode the purpose of a workout so you can figure out how run it, and

  • Why the rest period has just as much value as the speed work

And at the end of today’s show, right after the Mental Strength Minute, I’ll announce this month’s winner of our Apple Podcast review contest.  Anyone can win just by leaving a 5 star review of the show.  I’ll choose one random winner to win a free signed copy of my book every month this year.

Or you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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