What the HILL Workout

//What the HILL Workout

Hello! Today I am sharing one of my favorite hill workouts.

I find it much easier to have a plan before tackling a dreaded workout, such as hills. This workout is a great way to build strength and power. Make sure that the hill you decide to run is at least 100 – 200 m long to get the best workout!

Prior to this hill workout, warm-up with a 10 minute slow paced jog. After each time up the hill, slowly jog or walk back down the hill. This jog is your break, so make it count and make is slow! For this set if you don’t have a watch that tracks your pace, then just go by feel. Remember that a 5K RACE pace should be quite a bit faster than a leisurely 5K run. In between sets take a 1 minute break before starting the next set.

Set 1

3x – Run up the hill at a pace 30 seconds – 1 minute slower per mile than your 5K race pace

1 minute break at the bottom of the hill

Set 2

3x – Run up the hill at your 5K race pace

1 minute break at the bottom of the hill

Set 3

3x – Run up the hill as fast as you can. Try to beat your 5K race pace.

Finish with a 10 minute cool down jog

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