Thursday Senior Hill Session

Hill Training

There are specific hill training sessions throughout the year held for senior athletes on Thursdays.  During the winter period the first 2 Thursdays of the month we meet at the bottom of Foxholes Rd.  The second two Tony Hesketh will post the venue on Facebook and the club website.  In summer all the sessions move to selected areas on both Winter Hill and Anglezarke and these can be found on our various social media platforms.

 

Why Hill Train?

 Most of the races Horwich RMI Harriers do are hilly so why not train over your competition terrain.  Hill work can help with an athletes overall strength.  It will also help with developing a stronger cardio vascular system. Long hill running eg.fells, is best achieved by a combination of a strong well developed aerobic base and a well established rhythmic running style.  If hill work is short and fast it helps to develop  a better running economy or technique.  It promotes a powerful backward arm drive, a slightly higher knee lift and a stronger core area. Running both uphill and downhill promotes more powerful concentric and eccentric muscle actions, thereby helping the overall running style

 

When the club championship races are decided then these will be inserted onto the training programme.

If anyone would like to do a specific session for any races, please let me know and will try and find an appropriate slot.