Ok i had been doing some reading about how coaches have had their athletes to run hills with a boundy/springy like action and not focusing on how fast they climb the hill- the hill used in the example i read was not steep and currently the hill i usually use isn’t steep either so i thought i’d give it.
the hill is 300m from top to bottom and i started half way up. 150m uphill with a bouncy/springy action and not worrying about how fast i move up the hill, 150m jog down, 150m fast down concentrating on fast cadence, 150m jog up. This was repeated 2 more times to finish the set. I only completed 2 sets today because i’ve just come of a few days off from having a quite bad cold and my chest was abit tight.
anyway when i usually do this sessions the only thing different i do is instead of bounceing/springing up the hill i run up them hard and fast. after completing the sessions today i found that compare both the style of sessions i’ve done (running up hard vs bouncing up) i found myself alot more tired at the end of the session where i run faster up the hill and my legs are alot more sore(thats not to say i wasn’t tired, im just normally worse). Should this be the outcome im gettin from the session or should the session where i spring up be more of a work out? the reason im asking is to see if im actually doing it right and gettin the right effect from the session.
Thoughts on this would be GREATLY appreciated – thanks
P.s i can explain it a different way if any1 doesn’t understand what i’ve done, normally do, or what question im asking