Yesterday I went to the Red Arrow track with a friend to do some uphill running. I haven’t really done any uphill training this year – and since the big Pyramid Race is only 4 months away, I thought I should make a start.
The red arrow track is 1.2km up then down a hill in a loop. It’s virtually all steps all the way up, so a killer on the legs. I did the loop 3 times in 30.25 mins. The first time I made it half-way up the second last staircase running, then had to walk the rest of the way up; and the second two times I made it about half way up running before having to walk the rest.
Today my leg and bum muscles ache nicely – and my shoulders too ( I really pump my arms when I run uphill, and lift them up to use for balance coming down steps too!). Feels good to have had a good workout – but now I need to do more uphill training to improve. My next goal for the Red Arrow is to be able to run it 3 times in succession, running all the way up, all three times!!