Will run for Hefeweizen
- Oct 7, 2017
The following technique may not work for you, but it does for me and may be worth a try (on a practice run).Mile 3. Oh thank god, I get to start with a walk break on one of the uphills.
Adjust your intervals slightly on the fly if that means either being able to run down a hill or to walk up one. I run a HM every year in Lexington that is constant rolling hills. My mantra is never walk down a hill and (within reason) never run up a steep hill. I set my HM PR on this course and my Garmin said I climbed 100 flights of stairs. Adjusting the intervals means perhaps running an extra 30 seconds or so to reach the bottom of a hill, or perhaps running 30 seconds less if you face a large incline. Nothing drastic; just a tweak here and there.
And congrats on a great 5K! As we discussed at the Hurricane Hannah meetup, I continue to be so impressed with folks like you who get in their training while working and raising active kids. I didn't start running until near retirement and I'm not sure I could have done it 20 or 30 years earlier.