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Enthusiastic Running Friends on Hills

Monday, July 14, 2014

Here's David and Ashley, two members of the Super Sloths, promoting a Galloway Training article on running hills. Probably had I taken the slow and careful approach advocated in the article, I would be a fan of hill running, too. I plan to start running a few steps on very small hills. Will work up to more if my cranky glute doesn't complain.

Here's the brief article, should you be interested:

This eve I went toward the high school track, but the lightning scared me off. I turned and went back to the Y. Did 5 miles on the treadmill, including seven quarter-mile repeats at 7 mph (8.34 minutes per mile). The first two were the hardest. Definitely got easier. So no hill work this eve, but maybe on Wednesday!
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    I love that when it began to storm, you didn't give up your workout. Instead, you figured out another way to get the job done. Awesome job, Marsha!
    1318 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Neat poster! As always, taking baby steps to try something new, is very sensible! The hills of the riverbank are quite challenging here, very steep and uneven footing in my wooded trails. I always feel my shins after. The paved roads going up are very steep and I see runners and cyclists training on them. Not a one doesn't show the strain of how tough it is. I have see a number struggle to make it up too and stop and walk their bikes or revert to a walk. Mention you go up Ravine Drive regularly and you get a knowing look.
    Here is to a new dimension in your training!
    1318 days ago
    1318 days ago
    Better to be inside in case of lightning. You did great!
    1318 days ago
    Dear Slenderella's glutes,
    Please behave yourself and let her take some hills. She will love you for it.


    1318 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Just do what you can do, Marsha. Listen to your body and be careful...I would give anything to be able to do all that you do! You ROCK!!!! emoticon
    1318 days ago
    I am new to running but it is very hilly where I live and so I must learn to love hills. So far...I have failed miserably. I come to a big hill and I slog up, huffing and puffing and acting like I am dying. I am now intentionally seeking them out and telling myself that this is a mental thing. I can do the short hills and I can do the steep ones if they aren't too long. It is the long hills and very steep ones that get me. I am going to read the article, maybe I will pick up some good tips!
    1318 days ago
    Very cute poster. I tried it after reading the book. Not too bad. But I'm gentle on myself. emoticon
    1319 days ago
    Very cool pic!!
    1319 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    1319 days ago
    Hills are your friend! You have even fewer of them in Florida than I do in Nebraska. But Wisconsin has extras. So does Iowa. Colorado and Utah have a whole ton!

    Hills are your friend. emoticon

    But you have BEACHES in Florida! Running in sand gives you the same training benefit as running hills. Or so I read. Never tried the running in sand thing.

    Happy training, all! emoticon
    1319 days ago
    I like your saying.
    1319 days ago
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