If you've worked with us before, you know how much we love hills. We love hilly runs, hill repeats and finding new hills to run. Why do we love hills? Because they build strength, stamina and endurance. Even if your race isn't hilly, incorporating hills into your training will benefit you. You'll be able to run farther and stronger after a few weeks of hills.
Remember to start out easy and slowly - don't charge up the hill or do 8 repeats on your first day out. We recommend incorporating hills into your daily runs and then adding in hill repeats once a week. Find a hill that is about 1/4 of a mile and run up it a few times. Walk back down (or jog) to fully recover before you start up again.
Happy hill running!