For those of you who fear or dislike hills during a run or a race, we challenge you to reverse your thinking and take on the hill as if you've already conquered it. That doesn't mean, run up as fast as you possibly can; it means, approaching the hill with a plan and that little voice inside your head that says: "I can do this!"
We are dedicating March to hill running. We are focusing on it, doing our repeats and we encourage all of you to tackle those hills and maybe even learn to love them! More tips will be coming at you all month long. For now, here's how to own that hill:
1) Imagine the hill is 20 meters higher than it actually is.
2) Shorten your stride
3) Stay upright, with a slight forward lean; don't bend at the hips