Coaches suggested workout: Hill Training and Repeats
There are many benefits to running hills and including hill training into your training plan. These include building endurance, increasing leg strength, improving form, boosting speed and power, increasing calorie burn and breaking up the monotony of your daily or weekly run routine. The muscles you use running hills are the same as those used when running fast or doing speed work. Strengthening these muscles will reduce your risk of injury. Hills make the body stronger and as Coach always says, “Hills are speed work in disguise” :) Find a hill that takes 60-90 seconds to run up. Repeat 5-10 times. Always include a warm up and cool down. Watch Hill Repeats Running made Easy for specifics and details for this week’s suggested workout.