Hills Training Begins!

Last night at our running clinic, we started hill training. I may have mentioned this before… I really am not fond of hill. Oh, and we live in a completely flat city. Seriously. There is ONE hill, built over a former landfill. Aptly nicknamed – Garbage Hill. (We’re very imaginative).

So we arrive at the clinic, and we’re doing hill training. The selected hill? A nearby overpass. We are supposed to run 3 sets of hills, but this overpass is so short and the incline so low that we run over it (up and down) and back (up and down) for one set, so I guess technically we kind of ran 6 hills. Funny thing, though? I ran them fast! Total run, including warm up and cool down was 5 miles, and I ran in in 48:31. I’m really happy with that, and I felt pretty good. Maybe hills don’t suck as much as I thought….

I’m still struggling with super tight calves, and one of my knees is tweaky when I do hills though, I think my IT band is tight. I’m rolling as I type this, and I have a massage scheduled for this morning. I need to loosen these knots and try to keep my legs healthy. Plus I’m sure it will relax some of my stress too.

Goals: Monday was such a busy day – I did get my bike ride done, and some reading. That’s it.

Today’s goals:

1. 1 workout
2. Deal with some work issues
3. Massage

Nope, that’s it.I hope to do more, but frankly, I’ve been so busy this week, I’m not optimistic!

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6 Responses to Hills Training Begins!

  1. Carina says:

    My favorite thing about hills is you can easily see your improvement as the weeks go by. I love feeling like I’m dying when I run my 6th and final hill, then the following week, I’m not dying until my 8th and final, then the following week my tenth and final, etc. But I still don’t like doing them — I also live in a flat city.

    • Kris says:

      I was surprised by how much I didn’t mind doing them this week – we’ll see how it goes next week!

  2. Steena says:

    hills are so good for you! You’re going to see improvement on flat terrain too!

    • Kris says:

      That’s what I tell myself. Unfortunately, living in pretty much the flattest place ever, hills just aren’t a fun thing. 😛

  3. PlumPetals says:

    I can barely run on a flat surface! Hill training must be so good at improving your endurance!

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