For the next four weeks it’s all about “more hills, more thrills”! But don’t worry, we’re easing you into it with this mixed session of hill strides and 1k reps. WHAT? Hills & Reps 3 sets of: 2x 15sec uphill strides 1k @ your 5k race pace 3-4mins recovery jogs between sets Terrain: Moderately steep,[…]
The final hill session for our month-long attack of the hills during October! It’s time to get after it with this classic hill workout!! WHAT? Hill Reps: 6x 60 seconds @ about mile race effort Recovery: Light jog back down the hill after every rep. Terrain: Mild-to-moderately steep hill. Feels: Getting after it! Your muscles[…]
It’s pure hills on the menu this week! This workout will give some intensity to both the muscles and the lungs. WHAT? Hill Reps: 3x90s (3k effort) 3x60s (mile effort) 3x30s (800m effort) Recovery: Light jog back down the hill after every rep. Terrain: Moderately steep hill. Feels: Up and Up! The workout starts with[…]
By Hayden Shearman // When you encounter hills in a workout or race, how should you tackle it? How should your technique change? And what about downhill is that different to uphill? Here’s five points to give you more confidence to be strong in the hills. Look Up & Stand Tall: Avoid the temptation to[…]
By Hayden Shearman // One of the many frustrating things about running is the incredibly vague and contradicting uses of the terms “hilly”, “undulating”, “rolling”, and “flat”. Every runner has a different take on what these terms mean and even with a course elevation profile it’s difficult to make out the real magnitude of the hills on[…]
You’ve worked your backside off to get to the top of the hill, what next? How do you make the most of gravity and run efficiently downhill? And what about preventing injuries with all that pounding? Hayden explains in this two-minute video on downhill running technique … Downhill Running Technique from TempoFit on Vimeo.
Runners have a love/hate relationship with hills and this technique is designed to give more of that hill love, so hills are not always a lactate inducing, breathless grind.