April 26th, 2012 by Band on the Run
It’s true. The Huntsville Half course is a hilly one. And it’s also true that the hills are challenging ones! There is no doubt that anyone running the course is going to be tested.
We’ve been doing some research on the benefits of running hills, the best way to train for hills and the best running form to tackle the hills. We highly recommend that you read the articles linked below.
To quote a Runner’s World article, “Doing hill work is like eating Brussels sprouts. We know we should, but we don’t really want to. BUT on the up side, hitting hills is hugely beneficial to runners.”
This article gives solid advice on how to change your routine and master the hills with specifics on how to improve your hill running, how to change your whole outlook on hills and the perfect form to tackle hills.
Here are some tips from Wharton Performance Model so that “you’ll be able to climb any hill come race day”. http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-263-264-9571-0,00.html
What do you do with your hands when you are going up a hill? What is the best way to go DOWN a hill? Here’s an article that answers all those questions and more.
Can Hill Running Make you Faster? http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-263–7519-1-1-2,00.html
To race well on hills, you have to train on hills. Try these four great workouts. This article details four basic types of hill workouts.