28 Feb '17, 8pm

Here's how I met--and conquered--my demon hill

Here's how I met--and conquered--my demon hill

Getting to the point where running and breathing became semi-synonymous, however, didn’t happen over night. There have been many struggles along the way. One of those struggles was running uphill. Actually, a particular hill: Lansdowne Drive, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I have some history with that hill. Hills have been on my mind lately because I am training for the Big Sur International Marathon the end of April. It’s a hilly course, which a lot of us here at Runner’s World are thinking about . When I first started running I knew nothing about hill training . I was a one-foot-in front-of-the-other runner who ran the same route every time I hit the road, and that route was incredibly flat. But in 2010 I ran the Oddyessy Half Marathon in Philadelphia. It was there that I encountered Lansdowne. It was a hill like I had never seen: steeper, longer, and windier than I’d ev...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/rw-vip-editor-blogs/heres-how...

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