Here are some quotes to remember when running hills!

“Hills are speedwork in disguise.”
Frank Shorter

“Move into a hill session gradually, running the first few repeats moderately and increasing the effort as you go along.”
Frank Shorter

“You can never run a hill too hard; you will collapse before hurting it.”
Adam Born

“Hills. We love them. We hate them. They make us strong. They make us weak. Today I chose to embrace hills.”
Hal Higdon

“Hill sprints are good for everyone!”
Kara Goucher

“I’ve always found it effective to make a move just before the crest of a hill. You get away just a little and you’re gone before your opponent gets over the top.”
John Treacy

“If the hill has its own name, then it’s probably a pretty tough hill.”
Marty Stern


“Running hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to different stresses. The result? You become a stronger runner.”
Eamonn Coughlin

“Hills are the only beneficial type of resistance training for a runner.”
Arthur Lydiard

“Think chest/hips/push, or CHP, when it’s time for uphill running. Chest up, hips forward, push strongly off each foot.”
Jeff Galloway

“If you’re laboring up a steep hill, imagine that a towrope is attached to the center of your chest, pulling you steadily toward the top.”
Jeff Galloway

“When going down, I lean with the hill. I know I’m doing it right if I feel like I’m going to fall on my face.”
Ed Eyestone

“Don’t attack a hill from the very bottom…it’s bigger than you are!”
Harry Groves

“If you live in the flatlands, you’ll have to be creative about hill training. Deserted highway ramps or parking garages are possibilities, though they pose obvious safety problems. You may want to invest in a treadmill.”
Bob Glover

“The advantage of running hills on a treadmill is you can go up without pounding down the other side.”
Ken Sparks