What the Hill?

This week our schedule has things like 45/hill and 30/tempo. If you are thinking “What is THAT?!” then this is the blog post for you.

First off, we should explain that these workouts are optional. If this is your first season running or walking with us, or even in general, you may elect to not try these workouts. Second, you’ll soon learn that not all workouts are created equally. Saturday mornings are intended to be your long, slow day. They should be done at an easy pace where you could hold a conversation with the person next to you. Out of breath? That means you are moving too fast.

During the week, we can play with speed training (which can be done on a track, or can be done in the middle of a regular session in your neighborhood), hill workouts, and tempo runs.

To find out more, please read our tempo, hill, and track primer here. If you have questions, please read the comments below on that page and/or post your own question. Lastly, you can skip the workout this week and ask you coaches next Saturday.