Today I bumped into a hill near my house and it said to me “run me little birdy”.
The hill is about 250 m long and has a steep incline with a bit of a slope in the middle.
How should I approach this hill? Who else runs hill? What benefits did you notice?
Im thinking running up the hill and walking down for as many reps as I can, and do this once a week.
nb: Im trying to improve my conditioning for the up-coming soccer season.
Well… you run up the hill. Then you walk back down.
Then I’m pretty sure that you run back up it.
That being said, start easy and work up. Start by doing 8. After a week or two move up to 10. And so on.
One thing I can say - be careful, as you must with all sprinting. The combination of hill sprints and heavy squats led to a pretty serious lower back/hamstring injury for me, and it was the hill sprints that cause the initial problem.
Just my advice.