I’ve been making some great speed gains with my running lately, and I really think it’s just that I’m pushing myself. I used to just run at an easy pace, but now I am bumping it up and running a little faster. It’s not as comfortable, and I definitely doubt myself at the beginning, but I’ve found I can actually do it!
(from San Antonio a few months ago.)
I did a longer run Saturday, and a little speed work last week, so Monday I thought I’d try something completely new and run some hills.
Hill workouts are common for serious runners (which I do really not consider myself), but I only run hills when I’m outside. Since cold weather and I do not mix, I tend to skip hills all together in the winter.
Monday I incorporated 4 miles of mini hills into my run. Nothing too steep, but enough to make it tough! I kept my speed moderate and made sure to add in the down hill portion as well. With a mile warm up and cool down, I got in a great 6 mile run that was more like running outside.
- Do you do hill runs?