I hope you guys had a great weekend! We were pretty low key and spent most of it letting Emmalyne recover from whatever bug she had last week. It is no fun dealing with a sick baby Luckily I am happy to report that she seems to be doing MUCH better. Her fever broke Friday night, she slept a lot Saturday, and was a tad cranky yesterday but definitely on the mend. Thank you for all your kind words and well wishes. We felt them!
Any-who, since moving to Savannah in April my running has changed. How you ask? In Missouri I was constantly running hills. Anyone who has lived by the Lake of the Ozarks or Fort Leonard Wood can attest that there are rolling hills everywhere. No matter where I ran there would be TONS of hills. Here in Savannah? Nary a hill to be seen. While I totally love the flat terrain and the speed I feel when I run, I also know that not everywhere is this amazing. Case and point? The Augusta Half Marathon elevation chart:
Do you see what happens between miles 4-5?!?! Thats a mile long uphill … aka death to Madeline’s legs. Since the Augusta Half is my next big race I have taken matters into my own hands for training. While I would love to be able to go run the Savannah Bridge every weekend, I just can’t. Therefore, I have to make my own hills using the treadmill. This is the workout I have been doing:
So far this is working for me. I am honestly pretty winded at the end of the uphill portion. Since I just started using it I am hoping that I get used to it ASAP. Either way I know it’ll be good practice before conquering that monster (to me) hill in the race.
How do you train for hilly races? Any good workouts you suggest?