In addition to the fantastic view and amazing weather we put in some serious work. It was a session designed with the Gladiator Rock n’ Run in mind. We jogged from the meeting up point to the top of the hill, the distance was short but the challenging gradient made up for it. After a brief stretch we got into the heart of the workout, hill repeats with calisthenics at the top and bottom. This high intensity interval workout kept our heart rates up and our legs burning. There was little rest to be had at the top or bottom with our choice of push-ups, dead-lifts, bridges, and crunches to be performed on the ground (no mats). We got to get a little dirty or covered in fox-tails depending on where you chose to lay down.
After 15 minutes of continuous work we rested briefly as Rick prepped us for our last drill. After staggering the group 10 - 15 yards apart down the hill we performed hill sprint relays. Each person starting with the bottom sprinting to the next person to tag them and take their place on the hill with the individual at the top jogging back down to start the relay over again. After about 10 minutes of this there was a lot of us with our hands on our knees searching for some relief. All good things come to an end and when our time expired we gathered that the top of the hill to briefly cool down before walked down the hill we ran up to start.
All-in-all it was an awesome way to start a Sunday morning and wrap up a weekend. We hope that you’ll come join us for our next weekend group workout on Sunday June 2nd. The design once again will have the Gladiator Rock n’ Run in mind, but you don’t need to be doing the race to come out and join us for another amazing workout. For more details or to sign-up check out the upcoming events page.