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rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 04:18:18 +0000 #1
Yoda,

As you know, I have been running intervals this winter once a week. I must tell you, and anyone else that reads this that they have made a HUGE difference in my running. HUGE. I am now the speed work poster child.

Anyway, the past two weeks I have traded in the intervals for a hilly run on the trails. Is that ok?

My race venues will all be very hilly.

Thanks in advance,

Ruth
spazzdog2010-05-02 04:21:33 +0000 #2
Just don't do "speed" work and "hill" work (as in hill repeats) the same week... trade off.

And don't forget to do "core" strength work in the gym.

Your body will thank you by getting stronger, perhaps faster and staying injury free.

spazz-o-yoda
Wahine2010-05-02 04:40:54 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by rocknrollgirl

Yoda,

As you know, I have been running intervals this winter once a week. I must tell you, and anyone else that reads this that they have made a HUGE difference in my running. HUGE. I am now the speed work poster child.

Anyway, the past two weeks I have traded in the intervals for a hilly run on the trails. Is that ok?

Thanks in advance,

Ruth

Yup, the important thing is that you are hitting your zone 4 to 5 on the intervals. I don't agree with not doing any speed work while doing hills but I do recommend that you keep th eintervals very short (30 sec) to keep your neuromuscular system reminded of how to run fast. You can do these on the same days as your hills as a warm-up or on an easier day. Just keep em short and have lots of rest between the intervals (2 min at least).
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 04:54:58 +0000 #4
Thanks my green friend......

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