2 FOR LONG TRAIL RUNS

Men's Health (Singapore) - - REV YOU RUN -

Though not quite as effective as shorter, faster in­clines in Fer­ley’s stud­ies, longer hill re­peats still boosted many key fit­ness fac­tors like run­ners’ point of ex­haus­tion. And sol­dier­ing through a length­ier as­cent bet­ter pre­pares you men­tally for more-tech­ni­cal cour­ses.

THE WORK­OUT

3-minute hill in­ter­vals at a 10% in­cline

DO IT

Af­ter a warm-up and drills, take these longer re­peats at a pace slightly slower than all-out (in Fer­ley’s test­ing, it worked out to about 70% of the speed run­ners could sus­tain for 2 min­utes). Jog or walk 3 min­utes to rest—or longer if your heart is still pound­ing— then re­peat. Start with 2 or 3 rep­e­ti­tions and work up to 6.

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