Friday, January 16, 2009

3 hill workouts to improve your performance at any distance

Coach Brad Hudson, author of Run Faster - From The 5K To The Marathon, was recently featured on hill training in the RT Radio issue of the Running Times magazine.

Coach Hudson generally recommends the following three types of hill training to improve your running performance at any distance:
  • short, steep hill sprints (for example, about 10 x 10 seconds)
  • longer, less steep hill repetitions (for example, 5 x 500 meters)
  • uphill progressions (at least 10 minutes of uphill running at the end of an otherwise easy run).
Hudson's book is recommended for more comprehensive information.

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