Kilian Jornet, a vertical kilometer in 29:57 and then a 10 km in 29:42

Has done one of his favorite training sessions

The media ultrarunner Kilian Jornet He has published a post on his social networks with the training he is doing.

This is one of your favorite training sessions: crun a vertical kilometer, run down with ease, and run 10K flat.

The truth is to see that he has covered a vertical kilometer in less than 30 minutes and, once down, he has marked 10.000 meters in 29:42, at 2:58 min / km.

Kilian Jornet's vertical km time
Instagram / The vertical km time by Kilian Jornet

This has posted Kilian

«One of the hardest training sessions I do is the one I call the VK10K. The concept is simple: run a vertical kilometer, run down with ease, and run 10K on the flat.

I usually do an "easier" version of 700m + 7K, today I did it practically at full throttle. I started with the fast VK since from 700 to 800 m this uphill has something like 100 m of distance with a couple of meters down and flat. (It's a shame because I think if it weren't for those meters it could be a very fast place for a VK)

I reach the 1000m in 29'57 «. I came down with ease and then started the 10K at a semi conservative pace trying to be close to 3 min / km. The difficult thing is to push with the legs still "heavy" by the lactate of a VK.

The last 2K I gave everything to close at 29'42 «. So almost 1h (59'39 ”) with a taste of blood in the mouth and dull legs.

And obviously the heart rate was much higher than that, more like 185-195 for all VKs«.

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One of the hardest training session I do is what I call VK10K. Concept is simple: to run a vertical kilometer, run down easy and run a 10K flat. Normally I do a “easier” version of 700m + 7K, today I did pretty much at full gass. I started with the VK speddy since from 700 to 800m this uphill has something like 100m of distance with a couple meters down and flat. (that's a pity because I believe if it wasn't for those meters it could be a very fast place for a VK!) I reach the 1000m in 29'57 ”. Easy way down and then I started the 10K on a semi conservative pace trying to be close to 3 '/ km. The hard thing is to push with the legs still "heavy" from the lactate of a VK. Last 2K I gave everything to close in 29'42 ”. So almost 1h (59'39 ”) with blood taste in the mouth and bottle legs? . 2nd picture by @ mzolad1986. And obviously the heart rate was waaay higher than that, more like 185-195 for all the VK. That's a wrist measurement and I have always the watch not tight 😉

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