Don’t Give Up The Ship

My hill for repeats!

When you first start running or any sport, it is tough. Especially after not exercising for a while. Start slow and just focus on your endurance, your perceive exertion and breathing. I have one runner decided to run a half marathon in April. But she hasn’t run in a few years. Every time she goes run, she feels tired then gets frustrated and starts to walk when she does that one hill in her long run. She says her legs feel weak. I had her start a strength program, next week she will start doing a gym bike too. Cross training (bike and strength training) is a great way to help get you back into running shape. But I also added hill repeats which builds strength and endurance. In the notes I put this: Remember the Little red caboose said, “Yes I can, Yes I can”. I want you to stay it when you do each repeat. She knows I am the crazy coach that likes hills, even that one hill. That one hill is run up Mount Washington which I have done 7 times. As a coach, we have to get creative to have your athlete achieve the end goal. Be safe and happy! @pamhouck

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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