UpGraded Hike on Red Hill

BuddyThe Upgrading Senior in Chief picked up a hiking buddy today.  His name is Buddy.

We hiked up the Three Gulch Trail and the Blue Ribbon Trail on the Red Hill in Carbondale, Colorado.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is in vogue these days.  If you don’t know what it is, Google it, but it’s basically brief periods of intense exertion separated by periods of recovery.

There is research indicating this is the best overall training, superior to the more popular cardio type of training.

Anyway, most people that are doing HIIT are using elliptical trainers, stair climbers, stationary bikes and the like.  That’s fine, but a more natural approach is a hike like Buddy and I took today up the Red Hill.

Such a hike presents you with periods of intense exertion, followed by periods of recovery.  The added advantage is you get to breath fresh air and enjoy magnificent scenery.  Here are some samples:

Carbondale-Mt.SoprisThe photo to the left shows a view from near the top of Red Hill looking over Carbondale, Colorado with Mt. Sopris in the background.

Anyway, Upgrading Seniors, get out there and get to gettin’.  There are fabulous hikes like this one everywhere, and the physical, psychological, and even spiritual benefits of “taking a hike” are incredible.


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