5 Tips For Running Hills (Video) & Happy National Running Day!

Hey, it’s National Running Day! Who plans on getting out there for a good run today?

So since it’s National Running Day I uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel sharing some tips for hill running…I mean who doesn’t love running hills? ;) 

Try these tips for running hills...throw some hill intervals into your training!
Please check out my quick video and subscribe to my channel!

For some reason, it starts blurry on my computer, but once I switch it to 1080P in YouTube it’s clear (just in case it comes up blurry for you too).

Let me know what you think of the video – I’d love to hear your feedback!

Do you love or hate hill workouts? What tips would you add?


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  1. I do like hill workouts. When they get really steep I tend to do a cross step move that I learned from Chi Running and it works well.
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  2. This is very timely as I have a mega hill workout tonight with my tri group. I loathe hills. But I love the sense of accomplishment that comes after.
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  3. I need a go pro to make fun videos. I really like the challenge of hill workouts sometimes too. Good tips. You are very natural and relaxed in the video.
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Reston Sprint Tri Recap & What’s next?My Profile

  4. I don’t like them, but I do them! Training on the hills makes me feel so strong! Thanks for these tips. :)
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  5. I actually really love hills! I find that they push me and give me a mini goal to reach during runs/races and usually end up being the strongest parts of my runs :)
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    • I agree! I actually prefer slightly hilly races as opposed to totally flat ones…so running chicago this fall (flat) will be interesting…lol

  6. I’m so not a fan of hills! My coach has me do a lot of exercises to fire the glutes; that seems to push me up hills. But it’s pretty flat here…
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  7. I like running hills because it is so challenging. I incorporate them for my half marathon training and use them even more when I am cutting for a figure competition.
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  8. When I first started running, I avoided hills like the plague. Now, I fully embrace them, and have seen how doing hill training has had a positive impact, especially come race day.
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  9. Awesome tips! I live in the land of the flat, so I notice every hill in a race if I don’t make an effort to train on the hills in my schedule.
    I don’t always love them, but I do feel like a badass when I’m done my hill repeats.
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  10. I tolerate hill workouts. I live in a very flat area, and so I really have to make an effort to hunt down the hills and make them happen. Sometimes, I’m not down with that LOL.
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  11. I hate hills, but don’t mind stair workouts, which is weird. The video is not loading for me, I was excited to see your tips! :(
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    • I’m so the opposite! I hate stair workouts. No joke, I go up a set of stairs and I am so winded.
      That’s weird it is not loading – are you able to see it through youtube’s site as opposed to on my blog page?

  12. I love that you run with your mom! so awesome
    I don’t like running hills, but I’m trying to learn to embrace them
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  13. It is love/hate! Lol. They really make you work harder so it depends on the day for me.
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  14. I hate hills, but I love a good challenge. These tips are great and I will definitely be using some of these when I start doing more runs dealing with hills.
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  15. I love your video and love that you are running with your mom! I actually love hill repeats too! Great tips!
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  16. Thanks for the tips! Unfortunately in Florida (near the beach) we don’t have any hills, but we do have bridges so I will have to save this for when I can start running again.
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