I started on the treadmill with a plan to run 3 or 4 one mile hills and revised my plan as I ran since I wanted to do something different from the last time.
- 1 mile warm-up
- (1/2 mile at 4%, 4.5% and 5% incline) x 2
- 1/8 mile at 5.5%, 6%, 6.5% incline
- 2/3 mile cool-down
- That's 7 miles total. (I rested after each hill. Rest = 0% incline.)
If you don't like hills, you might like to read 4 Ways to Make Hillwork Fun. Hitting new milestones is one fun part of hillwork: today I set the treadmill at the steepest incline ever. Next time: 7%, if I'm brave!
Later, I was eating giant pancakes and making vacation plans at the Fountainview Cafe with my husband. They call out your number when your food is ready. You know you're eating with a lot of older folks when someone yells out "Bingo!" when their number is called!
Photo: A hill I ran and walked up at Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen, Scotland. Some hills are just that steep!