Adventures In Running

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hill Repeats

For anyone who has never run an ultramarathon, the basic rules are "Walk the uphills, run the flats and downhills". However, the more uphills you get used to running, the better your cardio and strength becomes.

I decided to start doing a hill workout every week or two. Today I found a hill that was about .4 miles long with some steep section and ran this hill 3 times. Then I headed over to another hill and ran this short, much steeper hill 2 times.

The plan is to get so that I can do more hill repeats with more speed as the body adjusts. The downhill portions are used as a recovery section on the run.


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