Why Hills Matter.

Hills are often times considered a personal challenge. However, they are beneficial to all types of runners and walkers.

FFRC Common HeartHills are an important training tool, especially the hill sprints. They benefit the way your brain interprets speed and sends signals to the various muscle groups in use. As a result, you are increasing the amount of blood flow to the area which allows the heart to pump more efficiently when your heart rate becomes elevated. This will make you a stronger competitor if you are racing; it gives more advantages across more versatile courses. Just be sure to regulate yourself and don’t start too quick with the biggest hills you can find. Starting small with hills is not a bad way to begin structuring your workouts.



But, besides helping you learn to regulate your heart rate, you will find them to benefit your runs in the following manners:

Keep these tips and more in mind on our next tempo based training day!

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