Morning Run - Hill repeats

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I just finished a 5.884km running that lasted about 0hh:34mm:45ss !


It is warming up today, but I managed to get out fairly early. That also has the advantage of not so many people around. I decided on a whim to do some more hill repeats. There are no really big, steep hills around here, but the West Drive up to Fairfield is uphill all the way. I took a gentle jog to get there and warm up. I did the same as last time by sprinting from one of the road humps to the point where cars cannot get through. That is about 300m with a 7m rise. I did this five times and that makes for a nice graph. I walked or jogged down each time.

There were a few people out walking their dogs and one cyclist on the Drive.

It was another jog to get home with an extra loop by the rec and up to the top of our road. That is another hill I could use. Just running around our block would be a good workout. My other half is doing this as she does the couch25k programme.

I decided in the end that I will pay for £4 for the full features of Strava. It is not much and the Steem I sold to top up my Wirex card will cover it for a few years. I do like having the extra stats.

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I usually look for the flattest route to run, and even that has a 6m elevation! Though my pace is considerably slower than yours! My fastest hill split yesterday was 7.39 min/km. I am aiming to do hill running, so I will start using some of the steeper hills soon, building up gradually.

Hills give you an extra workout to build strength. I am trying to vary my runs a bit more. There is no overall plan, but mixing it up ought to be good.

You have uploaded 149 running activities, and 15 of them have been of similar distances (within 10 percent)!
Here are your 5-fastest running activities of a similar distance:

Over these 15 similar activities, you have travelled approximately 88.77 kms at an average pace of roughly 5:51 min/km!
Your latest run was at a pace of approximately 5.906min/km!
Looks like you went a bit slower this time! Remember that it's important to take some rest days, and do some rehab / prehab / strength and conditioning training too! If you weren't intending to go slower, take a moment to listen to your body, and see if you need something. Check in with yourself!

hi @steevc, .. my 5K time is nowhere near as good as yours, .. I guess u don't stop for a breather a couple of times. I'm blaming my non-running trainers which I use for everything, ... so looking into the getting a new pair dedicated for running, .... maybe I'm being a bit optimistic. 😃

If you can run 5k then you are doing better than most people. It took me a while to get up to this sort of speed. I had to have some breathers after the sprints, but I hope to be able to sustain higher speed for longer if I keep this up.

Good shoes can make a difference, but it's largely about looking after your feet. I'm not looking to spend £200 on the fancy Nike shoes that have been used to break various records recently, but my running shoes have not been cheap. The per mile cost is not too bad.

You have ran almost 6 km within 35 minutes and average 6 minutes per km, this looks like amazing too.

It's okay, but lots of people can run that fast. I was more interested in getting close to 4min/km on the sprints. Trying to see how fast I can go.

My wishes with you and best of luck.

Hills are your friends! When it comes to training anyway. Excellent session Steevc

I should embrace the hills. The real challenges are when I visit family in Edinburgh, but I also found some serious hills around Bath. It's relatively flat here, but runners soon learn every local hill.

Nothing can stop a consistent Runner.

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...and enjoy a good recovery !BEER .

You are a persistent man. I guess it's now a habit for you. I started about a week ago and i have not been so consistent. Rain fell today tho

Persistence is key. Try to make it a habit to go running. It will get better.

I hope so...

Nice job. That seems a little shorter than your usual run. I guess when you add the hills in that probably makes up for it!

Some runs are more about the effort than the distance. I can obsess a bit about the distance, but quality should be more important than quantity.

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