1. Am I correct to use a workout such as 2×5 30M hills @ 95% followed by 1×5 20M block starts as an acceleration workout? I know hills are labeled as power speed in Hart’s terminology, but if I’m trying to work accel in our first month, does a workout like I outlined accomplish what I want?
2. I had a weird idea yesterday for a hill session. The school I coach at is budget challenged, so overspeed/contrast training is difficult. Anyone ever tried doing accel work over the top of a hill? I’m thinking of something like going 20M from the top of the hill, having the girls go 95% up that, hit the plateau at the top, and continue for 20M on the other side. I’m thinking it could help replicate the feeling of drive phase entering into MaxV, with body lean eventually turning into MaxV mechanics as they hit the plateau and go over. Good idea or crazy? If good, would I want to hold off on this until we get closer to the MaxV macrocycle?
Thanks, hill training certainly seems to be a hot topic on here these days.