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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Question

When doing hill work.....Is it better to do short steep hills, or long upgrades?

6 Comments:

Blogger Jaye said...

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7:25 AM  
Blogger Jaye said...

Cari,
Do you mean hill repeats? In any case, check out this article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,5033,s6-51-0-0-1063,00.html. The hill by Crossroads School (going over the train tracks) is a very good example of a hill steep enough for a good workout for repeats. Happy running!

Jaye

7:28 AM  
Anonymous dana said...

Okay...I know this has nothing to do with hills, but.....I did a toning and strengthening DVD for my whole body...and it killed me. I have been running forever and I did not realize how many muscles I haven't used....The DVD is Ripped!! Slim and Lean!! by Jari Love (if you want a killer workout...do this) SHe also mentions in the DVD that one of the guys in the DVD is a marathon runner....Go for it guys!! Dana

6:00 PM  
Blogger Jaye said...

I'll have to check that one out! Thanks, Dana!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

If you do it in the car, it doesn't matter!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Lanette said...

To add to Dana's, I found some great short On-Demand exercise programs that work different parts of your body. I have been using the abs ones, there are also yoga ones and overall body conditioning ones too. Oh, as for hills, both kinds are useful, depending on your need and your mental status! short steep hills are easier on the mind (but not the body) but are good for strengthening butts and thiighs. long ones are mental torture, but the benefits are tremendous - butts, thighs, and aerobic capacity. If you can try to fit in one type a wekk, that would be awesome. I have a mile long hill I try to do when I prep for marathons, but I wait until I am really in good shape before attempting it. That might be a while......

9:23 AM  

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