"Hills are speedwork in disguise." ~Frank Shorter
My husband (and coach), CJ, has told me for months that a hill workout is similar to a speed workout. Hill training is great for your lungs and your legs. As I plan to do a couple of hilly races this summer and one race with one very big hill (the Ascent), I realize hill workouts will become a regular part of my life these next few months.
Here are a couple of hill training workouts he has put on my schedule...
#1: Hill Repeats
This is exactly what it sounds like...you repeat running up a hill. :)
#2: 20 Minute Steady State
Instead of running hard for shorter distances, this hill workout has you run up a long hill at a steady pace for 20 minutes.
CJ ran with me on one of my 20 minute steady state hill workouts and helped coach me on technique as well.
Hill workouts are tough, but I can definitely tell it's a great workout deposit in my running bank.
Do you do hill workouts? What type of hill workouts do you do?