It’s all about steps today, so this is a workout you can do even without hills! It’s even possible with just a single step, repeated 1,200 times. I’ve you’ve got a longer set of stairs though, use it!
- Run up 1,200 stairs in as little time as possible.
- Single steps count as 1. Double steps (when you skip one) count as 2.
- Rest breaks are included in your overall time.
- Use this workout as a chance to focus on light, quick foot pulls. Relax your shoulders and neck as well.
- It may get especially tough at the half-way point. Decide up front that you’re going to shift to turbo mode for the last 6. Approach them one at a time. When in doubt, take longer time on the recovery and really go for it on the hills.
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Notes from Jeff’s test run of this HWOD: I did this one in Richterswil, Switzerland on a set of 100 stairs in my neighbhorhood. It made for nice 12 round workout and took me 16min 8 seconds. I found that I kep the motivation fresh with each round by run one with single steps, the net with doubles and the 3rd alternating flights between single and double. Also, this is great training to reinforce proper Pose Method Runnning Technique, so remember to keep your torso upright (no folding) and focus on pulling your feet. Single stairs are the best for technique and speed focus and doubles are the best for a power/strength focus. Mix it up!
Have a great hill workout!
— Coach Jeff