Heading for the Hills

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January 15, 2013 by Danielle

If there’s anything that San Francisco has an abundance of, it’s hills.

Hills? In San Francisco? (Also, check out that view! That’s Alcatraz in the background)

Rosie and I took advantage of the hills over the weekend by doing a quick hill-based workout. We chose a hill in my hood that has a 14.1 grade. That’s right 14.1 percent grade change over one block. Trust me, I calculated it just to make sure-

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We sprinted this hill 10 times; it took us about 30 seconds to sprint up and a minute or so to leisurely jog down. Even though it was a short workout, we went all out the entire time and I, at least, felt the burn. Rosie, on the other hand, was just contemplating her association with me by the end.

Rosie at the bottom of the hill (R) and then at the top (L)-Both times she's asking "Why, mom? Why?"

Rosie at the bottom of the hill (R) and then at the top (L)-Both times she’s asking “Why, mom? Why?”

Why did we did this, you might ask. Well here are a few of the benefits of adding hills to your running repertoire-

If you’re ready to run for the hills, check out these five workouts from Running Times.

See you at the top!

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No, this is not me. It’s a fellow hill warrior who was crushing it.

 

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