Saucony RBR Summer Mileage Program, Week Nine, Day Four, from RunBlogRun

How do you run hills in races? That is a good question. Do you charge them all, and just recover down hill? One tends to find that hills need to be mastered. Hill workouts give one the strength to run up a hill well, but what if your competition beats you on the downhill? 

Racing hills tends to be more art than science. Early in a race, work the hills, but also start testing on the downhills. At a specific part of the race, if there is a hill that you can run over, and then push down for strategic advantage, then, consider that! 

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Molly Huddle, 5,000m AR, Duane Solomon, 800m US champion, 
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Saucony RBR Summer Mileage Program, Week Nine, Day Four, them Hills

Thursday: 1-mile warm up, 7 hill repeats (run 200 yds uphill, turn, jog downhill to start. Repeat six more times, no rests); on the flat at the bottom of the hill, try for 8x150 yards as easy strikeouts, jogging back to start, no rest between; 1-mile easy cool down.


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