- Run up the hill for 60-90 seconds at a fast pace (5K pace) or until I get to the top
- Jog down slowly
- Then repeat until I clock 15 minutes
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I definitely don't have any of these closeby.
Yea, this is more like it.
Today is the day I start my hill training. As I said in my last post about my conditioning program, one run a week I do a faster run.
Currently I've been doing fartlek (4 minutes at a fast pace with 1 minute recovery is one set) but I'm getting bored. One of my running goals is to incorporate hills into my training. While I'm not training yet, I feel like now is a good time to get a taste of some hill training.
I went over to the handy Runner's World once again because it's so convenient! I took a look at 2 programs, (Program 1 and Program 2), but think I'm going to combine them to create a workout that fits with my goals, my time restraints, and the area where I live.
The terrain where I live is super flat. So I have to search out my hills. Tonight after work I'm going to jog to a park that has some man-made hills to start my training. I am going to start off with 15 minutes and then increase 6 or 7 minutes each week.
My workout is as follows:
Pretty simple right? In the summer when I have more time to venture out further to find hills I will try some of the other hill training exercises. For now, I'm content.