Hills, hills and more hills

Took me and my lovely new shoes off for a hills session this morning. Got my eye on a good quiet-ish stretch of hill about 1k from home.

Only when I set off did I realise to get there I have to run up two quite sharp hills! Luckily, as per one of my previous posts, I have now 'embraced' those pesky hills , so on I went! I got to my 'chosen training hill' and ran up/walked down 5 times. My was it tough! But I noticed I recovered quicker each repeat! I also concentrated on being upright, small steps and arms to improve style and hopefully pace uphill.

Ran home and ended up running a total of 3k, so 'my' hill must be 100m each way. Does anyone have a view on if that is a long enough hill for regular hill training please? I have loads to choose from so if a longer or shorter one is needed I will be able to find one!

An a further hill note, I walked around my local Parkrun last week. Guess what?..... it starts with a real incline for at least 150 m............who would have guessed? Feels like I live in the Hills Capital! Lol

Anyway I am very pleased with my Sunday hill running session and my new shoes are perfect🏃🏻😃👟👟👟

Happy running all!

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  • No idea if that's a good hill - but it sounds brilliant to me. And you're very brave to embrace those hills! Where I live it's very flat, so hills always throw me completely.

  • Thanks JaySeeSkinny . Where i live i have to do hills or i doubt i would get out. I figured based on that i needed to change my mindset and luckily it has worked. Have a good weekend👍🏼

  • Glad to hear the shoes are good!!

    I only run up a hill once and move on. Running any repeats bores me rigid. I like a longer hill I have to say. Hmm "like" might be the wrong word. "Prefer" is better. I have a long hill near me and use it all the time as it's great practice. I have a shorter, steeper one too which I run quite often. All hills are good though, and hats off to you for running repeats. Take care though! Don't over-do things. For every uphill there is a down. Take care on the way down too. Stay under control.

  • I like the down..but I do go steady....:)

  • Sorry.. there are hills everywhere... they pop up, when you are not looking!

    Well done you it sounds amazing! You did really well...I have no advice really on hill training,just like you i embrace them and have got so much faster generally going up them...:)


    Still love running down them more :)

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