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Camille Herron is a coach and the women’s world-record holder for the 50 mile, 100 mile, 12-hour and 24-hour. We asked her if she’d share some secrets with us and she graciously complied.
Find our modified version of her dynamic workout below, that we now call “Run Drills Run.” As always, depending on your current mileage volume and fitness level, modify to optimize your own training. For many, this will mean cutting the distances and reps down.
Run 2 to 3 miles easy, or 20 to 25 minutes for warm up.
Do 4 to 6 sets of strides (20 to 30 seconds of harder effort with 60 seconds of recovery between).
High knee walks: 5 reps of 20
High knee runs (short and fast): 5 reps of 20 each side
Fast grapevine (when the leg crosses front, lift the knee toward the chest): 5 reps of 20 seconds
Side-to-side gallop: 5 reps of 20 seconds
Run 8 x 90 seconds at 5K effort, recovery of 90 seconds in between.
Run 2 to 3 miles easy, or 20 to 25 minutes for cool down.