Duck Quacks wrote:
Lane College wrote:
Great workout! you get power from the push off and you get high intensity without the pounding. if you did that kind of intensity on the flats, you have a higher risk of injury.
8 X 200 on the flats creates a high risk of injury? That's a new one.
Sprinting up hills will not have a significant impact, good or bad, on your race performance. I was a walk-on at Oregon for a year and Dellinger had us do reps up a hill only one time during the XC season.
Maybe if you worked harder, and ran more hill workouts, you wouldn't be a scrub walk on! Just sayin!
I’d also argue that hill workouts will give younger/weaker/less experienced runners more bang for their buck than D1 guys.