Running hills is great speed work

Great run today, it was only about 20 degrees so I wore some loose fitting running tights, a sweatshirt, windbreaker, gloves and stocking cap. I ran about 4 miles on city streets and then ran over to Kiwanis Park. It is a small park probably less that 5 miles across but it has a lot of wooded and grassy areas with rolling hills. Some hills are short and steep and some long and rolling. Running in the grass is harder than running on pavement but they have a nice blacktop path through the park. I usually run in the grass up and down the hills along the tree line.

Running these hills is probably a great form of speed work for flat courses and prepares you for hills in a race. I love to just charge up one of these hills at full speed. This gets me ready for that sprint I always seem to end up doing at the end of a race.