Gaining Strength From Hill Climbs
While the Hudson Training Systems’ group prefers to hit their key workouts outdoors, when delegated to the treadmill they don’t necessarily adapt the workout as it ultimately comes down to the effort put in. Hudson further acknowledges that for certain workouts, such as long hill work, a treadmill is an easier logistical solution.
“We’ll do a hill climb on the treadmill, a progressive tempo run that starts at 2-percent and raise it up to 6-percent by the end.”
Wardian is a proponent for long hill runs too, and if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a region where there are miles and miles of hills to climb, the treadmill brings those mountains to you.