Cardio Workouts

Running For Endurance *

Want to run longer? This program will help increase your endurance and has 3 levels to choose from. It is a general program and may need to be adjusted depending on your fitness level. Use Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) as your guide (see below) and adjust speed or distance as necessary.

*As the program gets easier, slowly increase your time at the 5-6 RPE level. This will build endurance.

**If you do not have access to a treadmill, use RPE as your guide for how fast or slow to go.

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RPE Time
Beginner Program
Intermediate Program

Advanced Program
3.5 (warm up) 5 4.5 5.0 5.5
5 4 5.0 5.5 6.0
6 8 5.3 5.8 6.3
5 4 5.0 5.5 6.0
    Proceed to cool down Repeat series once (excluding warm up), then proceed to cool down Repeat series twice (excluding warm up), then proceed to cool down
3.5 (cool down) 5


5.0 5.5

(including warm up and cool down)

  26 Minutes 42 Minutes 58 MInutes

R.P.E. Scale - Rate of Perceived Exertion
1-10 Scale that rates how you are feeling (both physically & mentally) as it relates to exercise fatigue. 1) Rest
2) Very Light
3) Light
4) Fairly Light
5) Somewhat Hard
6) Hard
7) Hard (heavy)
8) Hard (heavy plus)
8.5) Very Hard
9) Very Hard Plus
9.5) Extremely Hard
10) Maximum Exertion

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