I am really loving these mountain hike intervals and now I have my hubby hooked on them too. Last week, we did one on the battlefield in Gettysburg. We were staying close to Culp’s Hill in a B&B called the Farnsworth House. We walked out the door, across the street and in a few minutes we were on the battlefield. The hilly terrain made it a great workout. When we were done, we took in a little history of the three day Gettysburg battle.
This morning we hiked on Stone Creek Road. It was all uphill during the 30 minute interval. I was breathing as hard as I used to when I ran in the mornings. It was a much more beautiful walk than the 2 miles around my neighborhood. We had a crisp, cool early fall morning. I can’t wait to try in again when the leaves start to turn colors.
Here’s some of the exercises we used during the 30 second “work” phases:
Burpees with a vertical jump, skips, basketball lunges, push-ups, defensive slides, speed squats, inchworm, and walking lunges.
Hopefully I’ll be able to upload a video soon with the exercise we use during the work phases so you can make up your own mountain hike interval!