Huge thanks to Caroline at Running Bloggers for hosting the Fitness Friday Link Up.
I have mentioned before the Island is not the best place to get your hill workout on and travelling to the mainland is really inconvenient. I found doing the same 5km hill routine weekly to get monotonous and boring. I stopped looking forward to my Thursday workout even though I knew it was key to helping me improve the strength I need to power through hills during races and runs on the mainland so a few weeks ago I started playing around during my Thursday workout and came up with Seven-Eights. It was intense, by the end of the 6 sets I was drenched in sweat and knew I would be feeling it the next day … in a good way. I am up to 8 sets now but would recommend starting with the number of sets you feel comfortable with based on your fitness level.
The best part of this workout for me is I am not bored during this workout and time flies by quickly on the treadmill (really, it does!).
If you try the Seven-Eights Workout please pop back an let me know what you think.
Disclaimer * I am in no way a fitness expert nor am I a fitness trainer. Please remember the # of sets/speed/grade % I am using are guidelines and are based on my current comfort level. Please base your # of sets/speed/grade % to your fitness comfort level.
Have you incorporated hills into your running workout routine? Where is your favorite place to run hills?
How do you mix things up on the treadmill to keep it from being the “dreadmill”? What workouts keep it fun for you?
What weekend plans do you have? Any races?