Happy Global Running Day! Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in June, Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. Join Wellbeats in celebrating Global Running Day!
Running Tips from Carrie T.
Wellbeats instructor Carrie T. is an Olympic runner, a mother of three, and a businesswoman. She loves to inspire and motivate people to “get after it!”
In our Strides Tutorial class, Carrie T. offers some tips to keep you motivated, committed, and focused on your running goals. Tell someone about your goal or write it down for the accountability factor that we all need. Staying committed is tough, but Wellbeats’ running classes are designed to keep you engaged, motivated, and focused.
Understanding running terminology and knowing the difference between types of running workouts is crucial. Wellbeats running workouts include interval training, hill training, tempo runs, and long runs. The pace of your workouts with Carrie T. will vary from conversational pace to race pace:
- Conversational pace: You should be able to hold a conversation while running at this pace.
- Easy pace: This is a bit harder than conversational pace, but you should still be able to hold a conversation.
- Short answer pace: You should only be able to make short statements while running at this pace.
- Non-conversational pace: You should not be able to talk while running at this pace.
- Race pace: No talking at this pace.
Appropriate gear will help you enjoy your running experience. Have your foot fitted at a run specialty shoe store and invest in a good pair of running shoes. A rain jacket will keep you warm and dry, and hats and sunscreen will protect your face from the sun. Keep your phone with you on the run in case of emergencies—and so you can keep Wellbeats with you on the go!
Celebrate Global Running Day with Wellbeats
Wellbeats running classes offer something for everyone, whether you’re a veteran runner or training for your first 5K. Celebrate Global Running Day by taking a Wellbeats running class. Try one of the classes below or choose your own as long as you get after it!
Running Hills with Carrie T.
Hop on your treadmill and get ready for some hills, hills, and more hills! In this class, Carrie T. runs you through some intervals focusing on the power of the incline and you! Already a Wellbeats member? Try Running Hills with Carrie T. now.
“Great run, it will work your legs!”—Charles, Wellbeats member
River View with Carrie T.
Run alongside Carrie T. and beautiful river scenery in this 20-minute workout. It includes a four-minute warmup, followed by four intervals (two minutes hard, two minutes easy) followed by a four-minute cooldown. Already a Wellbeats member? Try River View with Carrie T. now.
“Love the scenery and helps me get through a great cool down!”—Katie, Wellbeats member
“Great workout. Challenging but not overwhelming. Everyone can find 20 minutes to do this workout.”—Angela, Wellbeats member
“Love the 2×1 intervals! Made the workout challenging, but bearable! Great motivation and cueing to keep you in the zone!”—Mary, Wellbeats member
Running Strong with Jodee T.
This strength-based workout is designed to improve running form and decrease risk of injury by focusing on core and hip stability. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Running Strong with Jodee T. now.
“This workout was excellent. Instructor talked through the muscles worked and their function when running. Used this as a run warmup.”—Constance, Wellbeats member
“Works lower body and core to strengthen muscles used for running. Balance, plyo, quick reps, very short rest intervals. Perfect for those lousy weather days when you just can’t face the treadmill again.”—Joel, Wellbeats member
“I’ve been looking for a workout to help with my running. This was a helpful and informative.”—Renee, Wellbeats member
Fueling for your Run with Carrie T. and Chef Marshall
Fueling your body before and after a run is just as important as the workout itself. To make sure you’re making the most of your run, Chef Marshall joins Carrie T. to talk through the best pre-run and post-run foods, what to avoid, and even how to make Carrie’s go-to meal before a race: chicken pesto and rice! Already a Wellbeats member? Try Fueling for Your Run with Carrie T. now.
“Great healthy meal! Good tip that rice is a good source of fuel for a run instead of pasta. I will definitely have to see how it works for me and my running performance!”—Diane, Wellbeats member
“The steps are easy to follow, and it looks amazingly tasty.”—Debra, Wellbeats member
Extended Stretch with Carrie T.
Need to recover after a long run? You’ve earned it! Give this 12-minute stretch a try to relieve those hard-working muscles. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Extended Stretch with Carrie T. now.
“I enjoyed this one the most so far. The stretches felt good, and the instructor was great.”—Dina, Wellbeats member
“Great stretches, just what I needed after my workout.”—Carol-Ann, Wellbeats member
“Really like this one and need to remember to repeat this exercise until stretching is a habit.”—Charlee, Wellbeats member
About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company
Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit www.wellbeats.com or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.