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Introducing the ASICS Pace Academy™ Challenge

Looking for a way to get faster? Look no further! We’ve teamed up with ASICS to bring you the ASICS Pace Academy™ Challenge—a series of interval workouts designed to help you learn how to improve your pace. Head on over to the Challenges tab in our app to get started. On your desktop? No problem! Join here.

Upon joining, each workout will be tailored to your running ability, with audio coaching to guide you through. Once you’ve completed all the training runs, you’ll finish with the Final 5K to see if you’ve improved your pace.

So what do you think, are you ready to run? To help you prepare, here’s a sneak peek of Workout #1.

Workout #1: Surges

The quicker your stride, the faster you run! Your first ASICS Pace Academy workout is designed to improve foot turnover. You’ll run a series of intervals, focusing on taking quick, strong steps (which our cadence feature can help you track).

The Workout

  • Warm up with 5 minutes of running at an easy effort.
  • Run 30 seconds fast.
  • Run 2 minutes slow.
  • Repeat 7 more times.
  • Cool down with 5 minutes of running at an easy effort.

Remember, your second workout will be unlocked upon completing the first. Until then, head over to the ASICS Pace Academy™ page to boost your workouts with speed training tips from some of the world’s top athletes.




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