Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hill Running Improves 5K

Regardless of which of the types of hill workouts they'd done during the preceding six weeks, their time on the second 5-K time trial was about 2% faster  -Study: All Hill Repeats Improve 5-K Performance

I wish they had gone into further detail on the number of sessions per week, etc.  Still, this is a good reminder not to overlook the importance of at least a weekly hill session, something I have not attempted in a long long time. 

Here is a post I did in 2011 on the importance of hills Powerful Hill Workouts by Owen Anderson.


  1. I find hill training improves my overall running. Where I live at is relatively flat so I do a lot of it on the treadmill.

  2. I need to get back to using the stairs to my 10th floor apartment. The tread is a great way to get in some hill intervals.