I've begun training for the St.George Marathon - less than 17 weeks to go! Today I ran 8 miles and included hills and strides.
The Short Hill in the Woods - 6 times up the hill. There was practically a trail traffic jam at the top of my first hill. Just as my dog, Zoe, and I made it to the top, a deer ran across the trail. I've seen a few deer since we moved to the area in January, but I'm still in awe of them. Seeing the deer running put a little giddy-yup in my dog's step!
10 X .10 - Next, I ran Zoe back home, grabbed my water bottle, ate some orange slices (tasted great!) and headed back out to finish my run. After each stride, I let myself walk a few steps - it's humid. This was a much better run than Friday's when I ran 10 miles and had to sit on a bench to rest. Today was a good run day with hills, strides and a deer!
Do you have a hill workout you'd like to share? Here's an interview with a runner trained by Brad Hudson who incorporates hills into her training several times a week. I think that's a good idea!