I love running for one major reason: a 30-minute run workout is totally valid as a workout for the day! In so many ways, running is a lot easier than cycling in terms of training hard on limited time, but I still know a lot of people who won’t go out for 30 minute runs because it doesn’t feel like enough time to get in any real work. NOT THE CASE, MY FRIENDS. Over on MapMyRun, I talk about a few easy ways to take 30 free minutes and turn them into a brutal / beneficial / rejuvenating workout that will keep you on track towards your goals, even if you were hoping to get in 90 minutes but had to settle for a quick half-hour.
About Molly Hurford
Molly Hurford is a journalist in love with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, she’s writing about being outside and healthy habits of athletes and interviewing world-class athletes and scientists for The Consummate Athlete. She’s the author of multiple books and her most recent project, Shred Girls, is a young adult fiction series and online community focused on getting girls excited about bikes. She also writes regularly for publications including Bicycling magazine, Outside, Map My Run, and Nylon. Molly is a little obsessed with getting people—especially women—psyched on adventure and being outside, and she regularly hosts talks and runs clinics for cyclists and teaches yoga online and IRL… And in her spare time, the former Ironman triathlete and cyclist now spends time racing ultra-runs on trails. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @mollyjhurford
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