Tempos, speedwork, and hills, oh my! Tempos, speedwork, and hills, oh my!
I need help! You need to help me!
I am running a monster marathon in October that has some monster hills incorporated.
So my conundrum?
Right now my training plan calls for tempo runs and speedwork. I KNOW I HAVE to get some hill work in there or I’ll die. I’m not being dramatic. Not at all.
So… Do I?
Substitute speedwork for hills?
Substitute tempo runs for hills?
Add a fourth day and do a hilly run?
And then once I figure that part out. Any suggestions on how to do a hilly run? It WILL be on the treadmill because the only hill in Houston isn’t very close to my house. Do I try to get all mathy and figure out the true incline of the hills and try to mimic that on the treadmill?
(And as a side note, I can’t add hills into my long runs, I live in Houston, we have one hill. I don’t live near it.)
Someone help me please!!!!
National Running Day: I did what every runner should do on this lovely day. No, not run. I’m not scheduled to run. I registered for the Houston Marathon. Actually, registered for the lottery. Fingers crossed til June 25th.
Who else is thinking about running Houston? Or who already got in? (lucky!)