Uphill running, either you love it or you hate. I am the former. I love hills. I especially love running uphill. Going uphill can either make or break your run. I conquer hills as if they were nothing. There have been many times I have been passed when out for a run by a fellow runner. I always know, I will be able to get them on the next hill. Sure enough, I fly past them leaving them in my dust.
The trick is a tip my father told me. He said to take little steps almost like baby steps when you are going up. Amazingly this works. I did this during my run Saturday night when I was out for 7 miles on a hilly route. I felt good and my long run turned out to be a long and fast run at the same time. I knew it was going to be good, when I conquered each of the hills fearlessly. Sure enough, I took these baby steps and came to the top of the hill without feeling like I exerted all my energy. I maintained my fast pace and finished the run feeling great.
What is your secret to running hills?