INTO THE HILLS WE GO - WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING HILL TRAINING
Posted on December 21 2018
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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