I hate hills.
And therefore love them at the same time.
When I want a quick, killer interval workout I look no further then the hill around the corner.
I love running Milkman's Lane hill in Toronto. It's big, it's bad, it's beautiful. My challenge is to do as many repeats as I can under 90 seconds each. I stop when my time goes over 100 seconds. So far this summer I've been able to do seven repeats – my goal is 10.
Note: if you're new to interval running hills are the PERFECT place to start. I like them because they teach you to run strong and even if you slow down the hill never goes away, a guaranteed great workout.
During normal running I don't listen to music that often but for hills I find a little boost goes a LONG way. Here's what is on my playlist right now:
1. Pop Love Mash-up: Robin Skouteris
2. Come With Me Now: Kongos
3. Danza Kuduro: Don Omar
4. Do What You Want With My Body: Lady Gaga ft. R-Kelly
5. Crooked Smile: J Cole
6. Young Girls: Bruno Mars
7. Waka Waka: Shakira
8. Dancing On My Own: Robyn
9. Jump: Madonna
10. If You Kiss Jesus: Robin Skouteris