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Lead Poison1981

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Ok, I live quite close to the Wrekin and for the last few weeks I've been running up it.

The Wrekin is a hill which is about 1300ft high and it is a continuous uphill run which I've been doing in about 20 minutes (getting down takes about 14 minutes). In all honesty, I haven't been able to continuously run up it yet, I would say I've been running 85%, and walking 15%.

As my sig says, I'm not training for the RM but I am hoping to do a couple of 'extreme' challenges (Toughguy, Toughmudder etc).

I was wondering what sort of benefit I am getting by slow-running/jogging up it. It is an absolute hang-out for me. Am I benefiting doing this rather than going for a run over a more flat surface and running faster? Also, hill sprints are famous for increasing your fitness, what about hill running? I was wondering if this will increase my fitness quicker than running over flatter surfaces... Any of you racing snakes got an opinion? Fanks.
 

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Aye your definitely benefiting if you want to do tough mudder or a hard challenge! By running uphill you'll be working your legs alot harder and thats a good thing. I wouldn't do every run uphill as you want to practice working on 3-5 miles at a quicker pace. But the up hill run will help your fitness, but do other runs as well.
 

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Blimey mate. I used to live in Telford and do my cycling around the Ercall and training round town park back in the day. To run up the wrekin is one hell of a challenge, even better if you get over the top and back down to wellington centre :wink:
 

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Aye your definitely benefiting if you want to do tough mudder or a hard challenge! By running uphill you'll be working your legs alot harder and thats a good thing. I wouldn't do every run uphill as you want to practice working on 3-5 miles at a quicker pace. But the up hill run will help your fitness, but do other runs as well.
This is my only run of the week at the moment. I am planning on getting some 3-5 milers included in a few weeks.

Blimey mate. I used to live in Telford and do my cycling around the Ercall and training round town park back in the day. To run up the wrekin is one hell of a challenge, even better if you get over the top and back down to wellington centre :wink:
It is horrible haha! I'd use the term 'run' with a pinch of salt. At times I feel like I'm going at snails pace but I keep my legs moving. Sometimes I just cannot carry on running so I have to fast-walk until I can start running again.
 
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