This is a hard VO2 Max workout that develops your ability to sustain your top-end intensity and enhances your ability to develop power (especially on hills). Hill reps are an important training session for all runners, as well as triathletes.
Each week I will be posting the Friday Fartlek Run Sessions that you can do to enhance your running. Fartlek is a Swedish term that runners often use and it means speed-play. See a previous post about training intensity (levels) to know how hard to work.
12x 2min Hill Reps
- 10min Level II WU;
- 12x 2min Level V Up Hill, Level II Jog Down;
- 10min Level II CD;
- 10min Stretching
The warm-up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady, but not over-consuming at Level II for ten minutes.
The main set is made up of running up a hill as hard as you can (Level V) for two minutes. Make a mental note of the point you get to and jog (Level II) back to the start point. Turn and repeat the process to complete a total of twelve reps. Each time try and make it to the same point you turned at on the first repetition.
The Cool Down (CD) is at low-intensity jogging (Level II) for a minimum of ten minutes.
Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
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If you enjoyed this workout, here is a similar session I published 12 months ago.
Friday Fartlek Run: Sev Special
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