Hill Running Inspiration!

Hello there!

How are you today?

I did another set of hill sprint repeats this morning (4 miles this time).

It. Was. Awesome.

Can you believe I said that about Hill Repeats?

Me either.

I powered through all 4 repeats and was consistently faster each mile.

By the end, my legs were jello but I felt so good!

I have talked about the importance of running hillsย (here and here) and am trying to follow my own advice.

What a concept!

I know that Hills are my arch nemesis.

I also know that the ONLY way to get better at something that you hate, is it do it.

Hence… HILLS.

However, I needed a little extra push today to get out the door and face those hills.

I came across some motivational quotes and photos that really did the trick,

annnnddddd I want to share them with you!

Hopefully it will encourage you to become a hill runner too!

Here we goooooooooo!


Now that I have inspired you…



14 thoughts on “Hill Running Inspiration!

  1. Megan Elizabeth says:

    I hate hills too. Haha. I started running in a park that’s by me since running up hills in the middle of what seems like a forest is less daunting than seeing it on a road. I also have challenged myself to run on the sand every once in a while too. That’s such a great workout. Not to mention beautiful.


  2. Trena says:

    I don’t like hills. Small/Big doesn’t matter they scare me however flat scares me, running scares me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I chalk it up to being a new runner. At least that’s what I tell myself.


  3. Erica says:

    I LOVE hills! It is so rewarding when you get to the top and know that you didn’t give up and you conquered it! I’d rather run hills all day then a loooong flat route. I find flat more challenging. (and boring!)


  4. The Dude Run Run says:

    I hate Hills! You make me mad at myself for hating and not doing them. Now that I live on the third floor I realize when I get done with a long run I am winded and say to myself, self, you need to do hills. Then you post this and I say to myself, self, she does hills. Grumble.


    • RatherBeRunnin' says:

      Ahhhh! Great question. I would try to simulate a 1 mile hill workout by increasing the incline by 1 every minute- until you get to 5 and then go back to 0. If that seems easy, try to increase it by 1.5 or 2 every minute…. Until you get to a mile. Then start over! Try it and let me know what you think. ๐Ÿ™‚


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