I know this isn't really anything to complain about, but I'm curious as to why I seem to find running on undulating ground a lot easier and a lot more enjoyable than running on the flat. I always get tight, achey shins and calves and feel generally heavier and less energetic when running on level ground. Surely, logically, training on hills regularly should make running on the flat easier?
I've always trained on hilly routes, so is it possible that the muscles involved in pushing me uphill are overtrained compared to my other leg muscles? Perhaps it's just boredom exaggerating the difficulty of the flat?
Any ideas much appreciated, I've got my eye on a fairly flat 10k near me this summer
I need some advice on training for two distances at once. For work I have to run 1.5m sub 13 mins, so my core routine has always been mainly speedwork, but last year I took up long distance running for fun, but I've hit a plateu with both. I find if I've got a fitness test looming then my distance suffers and I can't break 10k, but then when I'm concentrating on putting miles in my 1.5 slows right down. Is it possible to combine both in one training plan? I'm not too worried about running my distances fast right now, but I want to keep my 1.5 at around 10/11 mins. At the moment my routine is something like this:
Day 1: 2m uphil moderate/hard
Day 2: 5m moderate
Day 3: Sprint assisted/resisted drills
Day 4: 2m moderate
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
I suspect at Univeristy there will be quite a few who have all the bling.
In the club photos they've got the special shoes, the fancy bikes, even the personalised tri suits
I've whittled my shopping list down to: goggles, swim cap, wetsuit, bike, helmet and maybe a cheap tri suit (I don't trust myself to change in transition without quite literally making a tit of myself!) I've already got trainers, tights, tshirts and stuff from running - a far more cost effective discipline!