The first time I did hill sprints was as a part of my running club and it was tough, very tough...regular sprinting was nothing compared to hill sprints. I wanted to move my legs but it felt like something kept dragging me back. The first time I did it I think my sprint was not really a sprint as compared to others I was really struggling to move my legs so the stubborn me decided to start including hill sprints in my weekly workouts. Now I have started doing them twice a week. I sprint up and walk back...I am aiming at being able to jog back and while maintaining my hill sprint speed.
On Saturday’s T also joins me for my hill sprints and that is when I have the most fun because we always race and I don’t know how but every Saturday I sprint up that hill much faster than when I am on my own. That feeling of keeping up with T and sometimes even going ahead by an inch makes me push myself so much more.
My heart rate monitor shows hill sprints as the most effective of my workouts in terms of calories burned and my legs do feel great after my hill sprint session so how can I not love Hill sprints :)
Any one of you include hill sprints in your workouts? How do you like it?
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