Today's run...8.15 mile hill pyramid : 1 hr 02 mins
So my run today looked like this:
I started off with a warm up mile @ 8:12 pace then increase my speed to 8:06 pace and set my incline to 1%. Every 2 minutes I increased my incline by .5% until I reached a max of 4.5% incline then I decrease the incline by .5% every 2-4 minutes until I reached a flat and cranked up the speed. I finished with a 6:48 mile then cooled down, stretched, and foam rolled. I was on an incline for most of the run and my quads and hamstrings were definitely feeling it from TRX last night. One thing I have noticed is that my SI joint really does not like steady hill climbs and I have to really protect my joint and foam roll it out after I do hill runs. Thank goodness my husband has been great and can adjust my SI joint for me!
So now I am off to lacrosse practice and it is 60* here in Delaware today. We have our first scrimmage tomorrow and I cannot wait to see how we look out there. I am so proud of my girls already and I can see the progress coming along! I am very lucky we have some extremely speedy girls and they NEVER complain about running!
Do you run hills? What is your favorite hill workout to do?