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Snap out of autopilot with a couple of fresh sessions from celeb trainer Mark Harari, available on his just-released Pulse Tread app (free; iTunes). "The audio coaching made me feel as if I were in a live class," fashion assistant Marla says. (Extra routines are a buck a pop or $5 for a month-long subscription.) Sample one of Harari's 250-plus classes below to bust a new move.
|The Plan Minutes||Incline (%)||Speed (mph)||Activity|
|0 to 2||0||4.0 to 5.0||Warm-up|
|2 to 3||0||5.5||Easy run|
|3 to 5||0||6.0||Moderate run|
|5 to 6||2||6.0||Moderate run|
|6 to 7||4||6.0||Moderate run|
|7 to 9||6||6.0||Moderate run|
|9 to 10||0||6.5||Hard run/sprint|
|10 to 12||0||7.0||Sprint|
|12 to 13||0||4.0||Walk|
|13 to 16||0||5.0 to 8.5||Alternate a 30-second run with a 30-second sprint. Do 3 sets.|
|16 to 17||0||4.0||Walk|
|17 to 20||12||4.0 to 5.0||Walk/easy run|
|20 to 21||4||5.0||Easy run|
|21 to 22||4||6.5 to 9.0||Sprint|
|22 to 23||3||4.0 to 5.0||Walk/easy run|
|23 to 24||3||6.5 to 9.0||Sprint|
|24 to 25||2||4.0 to 5.0||Walk/easy run|
|25 to 26||2||6.5 to 9.0||Sprint|
|26 to 27||0||4.0 to 5.0||Walk/easy run|
|27 to 29||0||6.5 to 9.0||Sprint|
|29 to 30||0||5.0||Cool-down|
Listen to music or your app's how-tos with the latest sporty ear gear.
- Clip together the Bagis buds by Urbanears necklace-style after your run. ($35, urbanears.com)
- AfterShokz headphones sit just in front of your ears, so you hear traffic but still get crystal-clear sound. ($80, aftershokz.com)
- Switch songs or adjust the volume using the remote in the cord of the sweet-fitting Powerbeats wraparounds by Beats by Dr. Dre. ($150, beatsbydre.com)
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2013.
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