So you want to get in shape but you are not looking to become a distance runner and run a marathon anytime soon? Maybe you had a bout of issues with your knees in the past or the time to run distance is just not possible in your life right now. For whatever the reason the good news is that you do not have to run distance to get fit. There are plenty of other ways to get in shape without running countless miles. You can run short distance, challenge yourself to run hills, varying terrain, head to the track, cross train, perform high intensity workouts or even focus on core strengthening! With so many ways are you ready to get fit?
1. Running Short Distance
You do not have to go run for twenty miles to get your fit on. Sprint to the end of your block then walk the next block, then sprint to the following corner. Continue this for 15 minutes, turn around and do the same home. 30 minutes of sprints and rest will help you to get in shape and build your endurance without running countless miles!