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Run Workout: The Pyramid Run

Behind the Workout:

When we see our favorite anime heroes on the battlefield, every battle is unpredicatble. There are fist fights, ambushes, weapons, energy blasts and the list goes on. But two key factors that can never be predicted include howm uch mercy will be given to the hero and how long the battle will occur. Will the battle last for 5 minutes or will it last for 20 minutes? No matter who is fighting, our anime heroes are always prepared to endure the fight.

The Pyramid Run, run workout will challenge cosplay warriors to step out of their comfort zone and run at speeds for different lengths of time in addition to teaching one how to manage mindset, breath and recovery between each sprint improving their overall cardiovascular endurance.

Fictional to Functional:

While in battle, anime heroes portray endless fighting abilities and can recover from a brutal strike within seconds. If this were the case for the real world, it would take more than a few seconds to recover, especially if the battle is extensive. Although we don't have endless endurance for extensive battle and cannot recover from a powerful strike in just seconds, we can train our mind-body connection to move for longer periods of time and decrease the length of time we need to recover.

Endless endurance and speedy recovery > Box Breathing: Box breathing will allow one to learn how to control their breath after a stressful experience by brining the breath and heartbeat back to it's normal rhtyhm thus improving energy and focus.

Workout Implementation:

To maintain balance between all other training practices, it’s recommended to complete a run workout at least 1x/week at minimum.

Training Equipment:


The Run Workout:

Sprint 1: 1 minute

Rest: 60 sec.

Sprint 2: 2 minutes

Rest: 60 sec.

Sprint 3: 3 minutes

Rest: 60 sec.

Sprint 4: 3 minutes

Rest: 60 sec.

Sprint 5: 2 minutes

Rest: 60 sec.

Sprint 6: 1 minute


Anime inspired run workout requiring cosplayers to run 6 sprints.

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