As I was running at lunch time today I decided to do my scheduled hill session. Over the last few years I’ve tried to include some hill sessions as I think they are important.
After my first whw race in 2007 when my quads were well and truly trashed I realised I needed to work harder on my downhill running both in terms of technique but also in fitness/preparation.
Since that first year I’ve not had the same problems with my quads but I still think it’s a good idea to do some hill sessions. One of sessions I do from home is to run up a very steep hill to Robertson’s Car park and run back down. The hill is about a mile long and so is good for training those downhill muscles.
Anyway today I decided to do a different session around Bellahouston Park. After a mile or so warm up running round the grass I did a 0.32mile circuit ten times.
The circuit involves a steep climb for about 40secs, then a short sharp downhill section (alongside the steps behind the Leisure Centre if you know Bellahouston Park), followed by a flatter section back to the start again.
This is how I got on ….