Despite the up-and-down terrain of San Francisco| I somehow manage to avoid any and all hills when out on a run. This won’t be the case when I’m running the Nike Women’s Marathon| especially at mile 10. Because of time constraints| weather| and the like| I’m not always able to make it outside for my training runs (or get somewhere that has a hill in its path)| but this treadmill challenge from Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Alycia Stevenin helps bring the hills inside.
A mix of running on flat terrain and uphill| it’s a great 10 minutes to throw into my usual treadmill run| or I’ll repeat the workout four to five times for a full session. I appreciate that the hills aren’t a constant because it’s much like what I’ll encounter outdoors. Alycia adds that depending on your needs| you can play with the frequency and length of each hill| or even the incline. Keep in mind that most hills that you find outside will fall between a four- to eight-percent incline on the treadmill.