|January 21, 2014||Posted by Carrie under Running|
I’ve heard that hill work can have similar benefits as speed work. I can’t quote a specific source, but I know I’ve heard that before. I have plenty of hills around me and have decided that purposely seeking out hills would be a good addition to my non training plan.
If I’m not good at running faster, at least I can run stronger.
I found a big long hill on my 6 miler last weekend.
This past weekend, we were down at the beach and I made sure to run hard up the ramp leading back up from the bike path (the hill just after mile 4 below). I was pleased to be able to finish the hill strong and also catch my breath pretty quickly after reaching the top.
I went for a walk at lunch yesterday and went down and then back up a big hill by my office.
My motivation started from my Wii Fit U Altitude Challenge – which wrapped up yesterday and I ascended a total of 3,323 feet during the month and went 184.7 miles with my step tracker
Those hills are getting easier. Maybe it’ll translate into running faster? I know that I feel stronger, so I’ll take it.
Do you avoid hills? Or seek them out?