I used to dislike hills so much, I remember my first marathon. (Big Sur) and days before driving the course. Very hilly course as it’s a point to point on hwy one in California. Flash forward I did finish in over 4 hrs and it was packed with hills, They have one hill called hurricane hill at 13 mile mark, I remember getting to top and saying “efff this, never again will hills be a challenge”. After this race I realized how important hill training is to a training schedule. No matter what you cannot escape hills they are all around me in my home town, I can hate them or learn to love them. I decided to love them and take them as mini accomplishments that need to conquered. You grind it to the top of the hill and look out over the views it is very rewarding. I go heavy on hills on all my courses as most trail races are all about getting verticals it’s inevitable.
Hills and loveing them
- I find the biggets hill near my house and add to one or more of my courses
- I love to put my head down and take it one step at a time, sometimes if it’s a new hill I walk very steep sections and after accomplishment know what the hard parts are and can be prepared on next runs
- Take it as it comes and never say never
Day 1 10 minutes
Day 2 15 minutes
Day 3 20 minutes
Feel very loose and less crickity, have not run yet today so not sure on legs.
Happy Sunday and it’s super bowl Sunday