Monday, August 4, 2014

Tuesday Tips: Running Hills Where There Are None

I'm from a really hilly/mountainous area, but have been living in a completely flat area for several years now. If I want to hill training, I have to get creative. Here are some suggestions from Runner's World on how to run hills where there are no hills:

Bridge Repeats

Treadmill Training

Parking Ramps

Cycling

Climbing Real Stairs

Strength Training

More info: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/running-hills-where-there-are-none

Motivation Monday: Be Good To Your Body And Your Body Will Be Good To You

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Tuesday Tips: 3 Hill Workouts for a Faster 5K

From the source:
"The research out of New Zealand rounded up a group of runners to complete a 5K time trial, followed by a six-week hill training regimen. At the conclusion of that training, they challenged them to another 5K-time trial, discovering that their times improved, on average, by an impressive 2 percent. For someone who runs a 28-minute 5K, that's nearly a 1-minute improvement."

More info: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/3-Hill-Workouts-for-a-Faster-5K.htm