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Workout Wednesday—Camille Herron Style

Record-holder and coach Camille Herron shares one of her tried-and-true workouts.

Trail Runner Magazine May 29th, 2019

Workout Wednesday—Camille Herron Style

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.

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 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 gallup: 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.


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