Tonight we did hill repeats at my Cross Country practice. I thought I would share some of my coaching tips with you allâ€¦.
Tips for running hill repeats:
Find some hills in your area that are between 60-90 seconds long. Steep enough that itâ€™s challenging but not KILLER!
Make sure you warm up first. My team and I always run a 1-2 mille warm up first at about a 10 minute mile pace.
When Running the hills make sure you lean a little forward and keep your back tall.
Make sure to always keep your shoulders low and relaxed and keep your arms down by your hips.
Donâ€™t forget to breathe!!!
Shorten your stride and stay on your toes. You donâ€™t want to wear yourself out, think baby steps..Hills are so mental, think to yourself, â€œTHIS HILL WILL NOT BEAT ME!â€
Depending on how steep the hill is and your current conditioning, do 3 to 10 repeats, totaling 20 to 40 minutes of hill repeats.
I love doing Hill Repeats, they have made me such a stronger runner. My team is starting to reap the benefits as well.
On my drive home I created the most wonderful dinner masterpiece. I was craving a little bit of everything, and thatâ€™s what I got.
- 1 small potato nuked and chopped
- Steamed Red, Green and Yellow Peppers
- Steamed Cherrie Tomatoes
- 1/2 an Avocado Mashed Up
- One Egg
mmm..the best dinner yet!
Lunch today was leftovers from last night, forgot to take pics, and look what Hubby picked from the Garden that I enjoyed for dessert!
Didnâ€™t know that we could grow Cantaloupe in our BACKYARD! This will probably be are only one this year 🙁 It was super sweet and amazing!
So far all my SUPER CLEAN EATING, has paid off. The caffeine headaches are getting better, and no tummy problems..still crossing my fingers.
I have a 8 mile run in the morning, and a 5am wake up call so I am going to call it a night EARLY!
Oops! I do have a kitchen to clean up and some reading to do, gotta run!