Running varied hilly routes each week doesn’t really tell me if I’m improving. So I decided on a short little hilly route to serve as a gauge for my progress on hills. I’ll run it once a week, or if that gets really boring, once every two weeks. It looks a little something like this:
I ran the 3.1 miles in 32:54. Not super fast, I know, but I “ran” (it wasn’t pretty) most of that distance, with the exception of one walk break from mile 1.8-1.9. That’s significantly less walking than I did on a similar route a few weeks ago.
Thank you for all the responses on my post last week about training plans. I think I’ll stick with Run Less Run Faster, but adding in a couple shorter runs. I only gave RLRF 6.5 weeks in the fall and saw serious progress, so I’d like to see how much improvement I can make with 12 weeks of that plan.
|3 mi Hills||Track||Easy |
We’ll see how that goes. If the added mileage doesn’t work, I’ll revisit.