Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to Run Hills



How to Run Hills
 by Jenn Turner of 5k Rockstars

1. locate hill
2. suit up in running attire
3. run up that hill

I apologize for those that thought this post might have some insight to making hills easier or seem less steep. The fact is to get better at hills (and faster overall) you just have to run them. 
I am currently only running hills because I am staying at my dad's house which is in the middle of a hill. So, whether I go up or down first, there is still up or down back. I am conquering the same upward route and am hoping to improve that pace time. I have to fast walk a majority of it since it's fairly steep and I am pushing an old stroller with a 30 pound three year old, but I run any 'straight part' of the route.
In my 1st two runs I averaged a 16:27 pace time, and tonight's run I ran 14:59. Maybe, I'll get to go without the stroller one night to see what my 'actual' pace time is.

Do you keep your running and stroller running times separate?

6 comments:

  1. Ha ha! I tell myself those three things all the time but I haven't tKen my advice yet, maybe this is the push I needed!

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    1. Get it girl! You can only get faster! :D

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  2. Great job! Hills are definitely something I need to work on, however we don't have hills like that where I am (Central Jersey), at least not nearby. :)

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    1. Where I lived in Texas was pretty flat too. Running at dad's house is definitely a challenge.

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