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This weekend, not unlike any other, was full of climbing hills. The next race I am preparing for is a 25K with over 4,000 feet of elevation. Hills are something I need to get better at, but it doesn’t seem possible when I am mid climb gasping for my breath. If you are anything like me, you know you need to start running those hills to get faster, but as soon as you see that incline coming, you automatically slow down into your power hike pace. After struggling up the side of a mountain on Sunday, I decided that once and for all, I need to figure out some training plans for getting better at adding hill work to my weekly mileage. Continue reading “How and Why Running Hills Makes Us Better Runners”