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INTO THE HILLS WE GO - WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING HILL TRAINING

Lisa Tamati

Posted on December 21 2018

INTO THE HILLS WE GO - WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING HILL TRAINING

Hill training can be hard work and daunting but the views from the top are worth it, not to mention the other fitness benefits like:

More strength - hill Running is like weight training, it provides more resistance for your quads, hamstrings, calves

Increase your speed and improve your running form and economy and developing your endurance

They make you mentally stronger and able to deal with more pain

Increase your cardiovascular fitness

Build in different types of hill training :

Hill sprints which can be very short and sharp, 8 to 15 seconds max effort with 1 to 2 min recovery in between. Do after an easy run

Hill Repeats, 1 min hill runs at your 5k pace. Do after a 10 to 39 minutes of easy running and warm up ups.

Uphill progressions: 15 -20 mins of moderate to hard hills. Do after a easy to moderate run of 30 to 90 mins depending on your training phase.

So face up to those hills and build them into your training week.

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