HILLWOD 39 is for those times where the last thing you want to do is train on a hill, but you know you need it! This HILLWOD is named “”But I don’t wanna run up a hill.””
Complete 10 fartlek hill intervals. Shortest 20 seconds. Longest 50 seconds.
- Run the first of today’s intervals well before you’re in the mood for it. Just get it done, out of the gate, charging hard.
- Rest period is up to you. In true fartlek style, pick a destination and sprint to get there. Complete 10 of these and you’re done.
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Notes from Jeff’s test run of this HILLWOD: I did this one in Wollerau, Switzerland on December 26th. As you see from my clothing, this is not a normal Swiss December. Even the mountains in the background are barely covered in snow. This is crazy. The weather made for a nice spring-feeling run though. Today I was feeling stuffed and lazy from Christmas food and drink. I was struggling to feel motivated enough to do a hill running workout. I solved that problem 2 minutes into the run by sprinting for 30 seconds up a very steep hill. It felt terrible of course, but it shook me out of my lazy trance. What followed was 9 more challenging sprints. Before I knew it the workout was over and I felt great. Today structure wasn’t in the cards, but high intensity spontaneity was the perfect fit.
Have a great hill workout!
— Coach Jeff