They hurt. They are never as short as they look. Hills. Whether you love them or hate them, we have all been ON them. Most races or training runs contain at least one, even if it is small or short. While most people will admit they hate hills and wish they could run for the rest of their life without having to deal with one more hill, I am fortunate to have loved hills since day one. I have always been a proponent of adding hills into a training plan, regardless of the goal race course, because of what hills have anecdotally done for me through the years. If you have ever wondered what the benefits are or why you should be doing hills, there was a great article on it from Bicycling.com. Check it out here! The article approaches it from a cycling standpoint, but the science and concepts are true for running as well.
Moral of the story: Hills will make you a stronger, better athlete. Embrace them!
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