Monthly Archives: November 2016

#TuesdayTrainingTip: How to Run Uphill. (The Next 4 Years)

The next 4 years…MILES! I mean miles.

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I am not going to lie I am worried about that big hill for the next 4 miles. It’s going to be tough. From the looks of it, it is straight up hill and there is no plateau in sight. Kinda looks like a wall.

So, how do you conquer a hill like that?

You put your head down and run.

You cheer yourself on, and fight the good fight.

You gather around others, and run together.

You listen to music and sing your head off.

You fire all the muscles that have been on rest for a while, and call them up for service.

You might cry, curse and call to the heavens for some relief, but you keep going up, and kick ass.

Run, walk or crawl, keep moving up. It’s not fight or flight. It’s both.

The best thing about hills, is that there is a top, where the view is spectacular.

#TuesdayTrainingTip: What to Run in a Week?

HAY! You started running! Great! Now what? How do you train to go longer, fast and basically change it  up?

I am a big fan of a no-brainer run schedule. If you start to think about it, the chances of your running getting done. Right?

Here is a sample schedule to do. 5-6 days: 30 minutes a day. You have 30 minutes, right? Mix & match days to fit your lifestyle and GO GO GO!

Monday: 30 minutes casual run.

Tuesday: Track. 2 laps slow. 4 laps, 1 at a time, with a 1 minute rest in between. The pace should be faster rate that you would not want to go for any longer.

Wednesday: Hills or Stairs. Up and down.

Barbie Hull Photography

Barbie Hull Photography

Thursday: 30 minutes casual slow.

Friday: Rest or Cross-training.

Saturday: Slow, but shoot for 35 minutes and try to extend 5 minutes each week.

Sunday: Rest