Story Running: Push Your Boundaries with Interval Training

Runtastic Story Running

by Ilka Groenewold,
Story Running author and narrator

Break out of your comfort zone. That’s not always easy for us runners. The temptation is too great to go for an easy run through the park or take a leisurely jog around the neighborhood. And there’s nothing wrong with that — but it won’t improve your performance. To do this, you need to push your boundaries: try Story Running and get into fabulous shape with “Pushing the Limit.”

Pushing the Limit: Boost your motivation and surpass your goals

Do you want to spice up your running training? While you listen to “Pushing the Limit,” you complete an interval workout and challenge your body’s limits. The combination of fast and slow intervals takes your running training to a whole new level – and thus improves your overall fitness.

Get in shape with interval training

The big advantage of Story Running voice prompts is that they help runners to concentrate on the essentials – running and your body.

“For a long time, I too was looking for ways to shake up my workout and new options for keeping my motivation up,” said running expert Ilka Groenewold. “Story Runs are perfect for this and can really switch up your training. I’m 100% convinced that we can get a lot more out of ourselves through infectious beats and inspiring voice prompts!”

Interval training is known for taking runners to their limits. If you make it a regular part of your workout routine, you will get faster and improve your performance. And the great thing about it is that it works for everyone from beginners to professionals. Interval training is a suitable component for every training routine. “I recommend incorporating it into your training once or twice a week if you go running 4-6 times per week.” Of course, this is merely a guideline. In the end, my advice is to always listen to your body. If you feel good, you can try to push your limits to the next level and make fitness gains. But if you are having trouble “getting the lead out,” take it a little easier and don’t force it. In any case, the general rule applies: The only way to boost your performance is by pushing your body to its limits.

So, are you interested in “Pushing the Limit” and giving interval training a try?

Here’s how it works:

Download the Runtastic app to your smartphone, if you don’t already have it. You can use Story Runs in both the free version of the app as well as in Runtastic PRO. After you open the app, open the “Activity” tab and press the “Music” button. Then you can tap “Story Running” and download “Pushing the Limit.” Now all you have to do is lace up your shoes and head out the door!


Android and iOS: Start the Runtastic app, open the “Activity” tab and select the “Music” button.


Here you can select “Story Running” on both Android and iOS.


Then you can download the “Pushing the Limit” Story Run.

Give it a try and let us know how you liked it in the comments below.

About Ilka:

Ilka Groenewold

In 2012, Ilka Groenewold was named “Runner of the Year” by the Deutscher Leichtathletikverband (DLV) and the website “I can no longer imagine life without running,” said Ilka, who contributes to Runtastic as a Story Run author and narrator.


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