The first of Steve's hill rep sessions took place last Friday evening at Lyme Park. This session was based on the same hill used by the New Balance athletes 🏃
The next session will take place on Friday 10th May at 18.30, Alderley Edge Woods. This session will be a 'Short Sharp' Alactic and Lactate session.
These sessions are open to all groups within the #macclesfieldharriers and are aimed at helping people of all abilities to improve their running.
🇬🇧 today in my plan I had to run the “Traverse Trail”, but decided to do a good week of solid training instead. As a matter of fact, I had some busy weeks, traveling and training, and I wanted to go back to a “normal” week of training, including all the sessions that I haven’t done in the last few weeks. It turned out as a great solid week: a good preparation for the big runs of the season that are coming closer! 🤙🏻 •••
🇮🇹 oggi avrei dovuto correre il “Traverse Trail” ad Arnad, ma ho deciso di cambiare piani e di fare una buona settimana di allenamento. In effetti le ultime settimane sono state abbastanza frenetiche, tra viaggi e allenamenti, e quindi volevo fare una settimana che includesse tutte le varie sessioni di allenamento che ho un po’ ignorato le settimane scorse. All fine questa settimana è stata un’ottima preparazione per i grandi obiettivi stagionali che si fanno sempre più vicini 💪🏻
HILLS - what have I learnt today?
1) Running uphill is hard
2) Running uphill at speed is harder
3) I don’t do enough hills in my training
4) Although at the time they don’t feel good, hills are good for your training. Building strength, power and a chance to focus on form and technique
5) 90 seconds is not enough recovery when running hills
6) I was able to hold around 20 minute 5k pace for all 6 x 1km reps
7) I gained a Strava segment crown on a hill 👑
8) I’m better than I thought I was 🤣
9) I need 72 hours recovery according to garmin after my session, my coach has given me till Saturday morning 😵
10) I hope my coach doesn’t read this and give me more hills in the future 😂 .
Double Run Tuesday- This morning was school cross country at Lake Wendouree. All runners went off at the same time and I ran a PB of 12.07, first female across the line!
Backed it up this afternoon with my FAVOURITE (sarcasm...) Hill Nicholson Street! Very happy with my 200m of elevation in 6km and even better I saw improvement from the last time I did this run!
✅School Cross Country 3km
✅6.3km Hill Session ✅1km CD
=14km of Running for Tuesday!
W12/D2 - Transformation Tuesday. After my success at the weekend I took a look back at some photos of where it all started. I ran my first half marathon in 2013, I was totally clueless about running and it was my longest run ever. I’ve come a long way since then with a break of about 2 and a half years in between but I’m so glad I fell back in love with running. It not only keeps me fit and healthy but also sane 🙈 I think it’s important to remember no matter where you started, how far you’ve come or how far you have to go you will get there with hard work and perseverance. No matter how far away it feels at times.
Tonight is a hill session before heading to the physio! More cupping, rolling, massaging and whatever else he has in store for me 😳 wish me luck!
Beautiful evening for a run! Loaded up both boys and headed for heritage mountain 😊
Rowan is still a bit young for bumpy terrain and there aren't too many miles of flat, smooth path to run on in Port Moody, so I improvised for my LISS (low intensity steady state) run and did a hill session.
Not too much actual running up this mountain tho! Pushing 2 boys weighing 40lbs combined and a 40lb stroller up hill was hard enough 💪😊 I may not have run the whole time I was out this evening but I sure feel worked and look forward to some sore muscles tomorrow 😃😃 #eveningruns#mondayrunday#hillsession#pushingadoublestroller#uphill#hardwork#fitmommy#personaltrainer#runnerforlife