Workout Wednesday—Camille Herron Style

The multi-time world record holder shares one of her favorite go-to workouts.

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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.

Workout Prep

Smile. Smile before your run, during your run and after your run. Take one from the book of Camille and smile your way through the pain. Do your 3-minute mountain legs while listening to this song.

Run Easy

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 Fast

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.

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