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One-Hour Workout: Simple Negative Split Bike Or Run

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jan 12, 2016

Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).

This week’s run workout comes from Bay-Area coach Mike Portman of Portman Coaching. He says this workout, which can be used for running or cycling, is a simple yet great start for early 2016. The focus is on pacing and negative splitting (getting back faster than you started).

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One-Hour Workout: Negative Split Bike or Run

Find a course that is easily repeatable and similar terrain the way out and back. Go out at a moderate pace and track your time. Turn around at the 30-minute time mark. Go steady to tempo pace on the way back—not an all-out effort but something that is a slight discomfort to sustain.

If you’re able to take a minute (or more) off on the way back you get to end the workout under an hour. You earned it!

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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