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How effective hill training will make you a stronger all-round runner
Hill sessions are an aspect of training many of us neglect. But whether you’re looking to train for hilly races, work on general fitness or build strength, it’s a very effective workout. You get your heart rate up without having to run fast and see the benefits very quickly.
The good news is you don’t have to live in the Alps to bank solid hill training. You can create really tough sessions even with relatively small hills – from short, explosive reps to continuous ups and downs.
In this article we take a look at how any runner can incorporate hills into their training to get maximum benefit.
Natalie White, former English and British fell running champion and coach, gives us her advice on effective hill sessions you can try; plus how often you should be doing them and top tips to improve your uphill and downhill form.