Today I started my new training plan for the Sawtooth Relay, Idaho’s most famous race which is in the beginning of June. I have a love-hate relationship with hills. I love them when I am done and hate them while I am running. Hill repeats are good to incorporate into your training schedule for a variety of different reasons. It can improve your endurance, power, speed, and helps with your overall strength. Since my upcoming relay is a hilly run I want to make sure I am ready for it. Today a group of friends and I got together to run some hill repeats. We killed it! Running with friends makes even hills fun!
Here is what we did today:
Warm Up: 1 mile easy
Hill Repeats: 5 x (run up the hill pushing yourself and jog down or walk down). We had a long hill.
1 Mile Run at a comfortable pace
Cool Down (walk) and Stretching
Here is a link to race information. The scenery is beautiful. http://sawtoothrelay.com/
Below are some pictures from last years relay.
Coming Soon: My race training plan.