hi! I used to hate running, biking was my thing! Then we moved to Lebanon and I had to change to swimming. I still swim but have added running too.My question is about my running, specifically hill running and its benefits and if my hill running exercise is a good thing.
I swim 2k three times (50min) a week (total 6k) and now running, about 3 times a week about 6 to 7k each run (about 50min).
Running here, well this country is hilly and not safe in most places because it lacks sidewalks and people drive like crazy. So I run in Dlepta on a steep winding road at about 2000 feet elevation (620 meters above sea level). I basically run up to my back road from the main road, then up and down this back road. I have added the main road too, which has no switch backs and thus is much steeper. Thing is, I hate running on the flat and I enjoy this up and down hill running. It is about a 1.1k road. I usually run it 3 to 4 times. Sometimes my calves feel the effort the next day, especially running up the main road. I originally added hill running to give my 3 kilo weight loss plan a chance, but now enjoy the freedom of running.
Is my workout good? Should I change or add something? Any suggestions much appreciated
Posted: 17/02/2013 at 14:43