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An entire family of runners
How one family all got involved with GoodGym
5 of us went to run up and down a local hill.
We started with a warm up, then ran for 20 minutes alternating 100m uphill sprints with 400m recovery jogs. The session finished with a stretch and tree hugging for positive energy boost.
While admiring the beautiful sunset we also kept an eye on Barbara's an Abi's bikes securely positioned between the trees at the top of the hill.
Hill training is a great way to improve elements of good running form. It engages a high percentage of muscle fibres, leading to increased muscular power. It strengthens muscles around the knee. Uphill running puts more emphasis on calves, hamstrings and glutes, while downhill running puts more emphasis on the quadriceps.
Let's visit one of the popular hill spots in York for this training - Bachelor Hill.
We will start the session with a warm up, then move to 20min of running consisted of 100m uphill sprints with 400m of recovery jogs/walks in-between and finish the session with a warm down.
Everyone will run at their own pace with the option to race uphill in pairs if you want.
Meet me at the top of the hill, Askham Lane entrance side.