Thursday, October 15, 2009
Coach Bobbi’s Hill Repeat Tips
Tonight we did hill repeats at my Cross Country practice. I thought I would share some of my coaching tips with you all….
Tips for running hill repeats:
Find some hills in your area that are between 60-90 seconds long. Steep enough that it’s challenging but not KILLER!
Make sure you warm up first. My team and I always run a 1-2 mille warm up first at about a 10 minute mile pace.
When Running the hills make sure you lean a little forward and keep your back tall.
Make sure to always keep your shoulders low and relaxed and keep your arms down by your hips.
Don’t forget to breathe!!!
Shorten your stride and stay on your toes. You don’t want to wear yourself out, think baby steps..Hills are so mental, think to yourself, “THIS HILL WILL NOT BEAT ME!”
Depending on how steep the hill is and your current conditioning, do 3 to 10 repeats, totaling 20 to 40 minutes of hill repeats.
I love doing Hill Repeats, they have made me such a stronger runner. My team is starting to reap the benefits as well.
On my drive home I created the most wonderful dinner masterpiece. I was craving a little bit of everything, and that’s what I got.
- 1 small potato nuked and chopped
- Steamed Red, Green and Yellow Peppers
- Steamed Cherrie Tomatoes
- 1/2 an Avocado Mashed Up
- One Egg
mmm..the best dinner yet!
Lunch today was leftovers from last night, forgot to take pics, and look what Hubby picked from the Garden that I enjoyed for dessert!
Didn’t know that we could grow Cantaloupe in our BACKYARD! This will probably be are only one this year :( It was super sweet and amazing!
So far all my SUPER CLEAN EATING, has paid off. The caffeine headaches are getting better, and no tummy problems..still crossing my fingers.
I have a 8 mile run in the morning, and a 5am wake up call so I am going to call it a night EARLY!
Oops! I do have a kitchen to clean up and some reading to do, gotta run!