Winter and a hill but still smiling!
Conquering any gradient during a run is quite an exhausting challenge, but a rewarding one and definitely has great physiological benefits. Obviously one, being that you will run up hills better with some hill training. But there are lots of benefits, so don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a pointless training method because you haven’t got a Ben Nevis race on your to-do list.
Training sessions that vary are important for any runner. Your body adapts to the same schedule and the benefits to your muscles and cardiovascular system come to a halt if they get use to the same workout. Intensity is important. However the each individuals levels of intensity are just as important. Hill running for a conditioned runner will be slightly different to someone starting out.
For those who have taken part in our renowned hill sessions then once again you will be encouraged to up the intensity and run at 5k pace or faster on hill sprints. If you are new to this training, or possibly back from an injury then we will focus on technique and combine lower body strengthening at the foot of the hill.
Please leave a comment if you are joining us, or if you have any questions regarding our training sessions.
Where: BOTTOM OF DUKES MOUND – MADEIRA DRIVE
When: WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY
Trainer: KATE 07702983744
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Don't take the lonely road to training - take the FitBitch way!
There’s not many places that offer you both the glorious landscape of sea and country in one glance. Just like there isn’t many sports that give you the opportunity to appreciate the views. Some of our Sunday running sessions take us on an off-road experience, where the scenery makes the effort you’ll be putting in, seem much more enjoyable.
In addition to enjoying the surroundings, your muscles get a maximum workout. The joints get a rest from the pavement pounding that road running requires and your sense of balance gets challenged as you use your muscle fibres to stabilise your steps. Amplify the calories burnt from road running too, once you set of on the trails. Especially when there’s hill work thrown in!
This week we will be meeting in Hove Park where we will head west towards Hangleton then up into the Downs towards Devils Dyke. Look out for Deer racing ahead, but no pressure to race against them, it’s a steady run at a pace that suits whatever ability you are.
Once again there is a choice of distance. We have a shorter route of 5 miles, which will head north towards The Dyke.
The longer run will be up to 9 miles with more hill work. The last mile is an extra loop of the Common just before turning towards Hove Park, so if 8 miles is more suitable for you then it’s an option to miss the last mile out.
Please comment below if you are joining us and what distance you are running. Thank you.
Meet: Hove Park Cafe
Trainer: Kate, Naomi and Melissa (5 miles)
Contact: Kate 07702983744
Drop in £5