Elite distance runner and coach Liz Yelling gives us some pointers to make running up – and down – hills a bit less of a slog
This weekend we’re running the Whole Earth Man v Horse Marathon across the extremely hilly Welsh countryside. To be honest, running up hills is not our favourite, so we got in touch with double Olympian and Commonwealth medallist Liz Yelling, who’s coaching a relay team for the race, to get some last minute tips for tackling the lumpy Welsh terrain and beating those pesky horses. Unfortunately, turns out there are no quick fixes but there are definitely techniques and training to help your hill running improve. Wish we’d asked her earlier.
Why is running up hills so much tougher than running on the flat?
When you run up hills you’re working against the force of gravity and you’re getting your own body weight up the hill, so it costs a lot more energy and feels a lot harder. Good muscle strength and fitness will really help….Read Full Article…
Original Article : HOW TO GET BETTER AT RUNNING UP HILLS
by : Charlotte Thomas
From : lungesandlycra.co.uk