It’s Treadmill Tuesday and I’m going to discuss hill workouts on the treadmill. Now I used to love running the foothills in Boise, Idaho when I lived there. Besides my friends there, that has to be what I miss the most about Boise. It was a quick 10 minute drive from my house to Tablerock (pictured below) and you felt so far away.
Stopping at the top of Tablerock to enjoy the view before running back down. My favorite part! If you look closely you can see that Noah has his red hiking shoes on. It’s the cutiest thing when the dogs wear those plus it protects their feet from sharp rocks and glass. The shoes are Ruff Wear Grip Trex. They. are. awesome!
Unfortunately where I live now is some of the flattest land ever so I have to run “hills” on the treadmill. I was searching for some ideas which I posted links below but last night I created my own workout plan. I thought I would finish it on the fly while running because I was so tired last night. That didn’t quite work out like I had hoped but I did get to test out my idea. I ran a total of 6 miles with an overall pace of 9:05. I updated the workout today and I’m calling it a Rolling Hills Treadmill workout. It has the same gist as the pyramid workout but instead of increasing pace we are increasing incline. I think I will alternative this workout with the Pyramid each Tuesday for a few weeks. I also plan to continue increasing the pace and incline to keep myself from hitting a plateau. This workout works for my speed and ability at the moment. Feel free to tailor it to meet your needs.
Other hill workouts:
Articles about hill running:
I read this article last week and thought I would share:
Question of the Day?
Do you live in an area you can run hills and if so have you tried them out?