Today, I had hill training scheduled. I wasn’t looking forward to this run. I have always avoided any sort of inclines on the treadmill. I read how you need to run on an incline of 1-2% on a treadmill to make it more like “real” running, but I never bothered with it.
Before I go on, you may notice that I will interchange between using kilometers and miles. I prefer using kilometers, but treadmills use miles. I am going to use the indoor running track as much as possible, and will use kilometers during those times, but there will be times when I will need to use the treadmill. As Derek joked, the Multiplex will start sinking and leaning in a few years and I will get my incline on the running track then!
Anyway, this wasn’t any hill training – it was running up hills fast! My pace was to be 6 mins/km (or 9:40 mins/mi), which translated to 6.2 mph on the treadmill. Add a 6% incline. Equals a lot of sweat! And I loved it!!! They were fairly short “hills,” but I did have to do 4 of them. Including the recovery periods at the end of each hill, it totalled 2 miles total. The hill runs are scheduled weekly and by the end of March, I will be doubling this run.
Tomorrow: 6 km steady run, 6:40 mins/km or 10:44 mins/mi.
- Sprints and Hills- A workout (momwifefitnesslife.wordpress.com)
- Treadmill Hill Workout (fitnessaggregate.wordpress.com)