Hill running can be very low impact in comparison to flat runs on the pavement over several miles. It’s a great way to get a lot of work in for almost less time and a lot less pounding on the body. It is also a great place to watch our form in action. It’ll teach us to stay upright and to keep our feet and arms moving, and before we know it, we’ll be up and over the hill.
There are lots of different training methods available for each distance, so I’ve separated the article into the most popular distances (+42k as well, for the trail runners out there)!
It takes time and patience to learn all of the concepts associated with creating a training plan and there’s so much information available online that you don’t know where to start! Well, ladies and gents, this guide will solve that for you.
You can even take the old-fashioned approach of using a physical running journal! Famous runner and coach Jeff Galloway released a fantastic running journal that’s filled to the brim with tips and tracking tools! A regular calendar or notebook will also work.