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⛰️ The game-changing magic of hill running

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Hey runners, Katelyn here 👋

Newsletter #261 is full of tips and tricks to get you faster and fitter.

Here's what I have for you today:

  • 🏃🏼‍♀️ Revolutionize your fitness regimen: Amby Burfoot has the 5 top exercise science findings from 2023 that you can add to your day-to-day routine for improved fitness.
  • ⛰️ The game-changing magic of hill running: Do you want to build speed, strength, and power? Hit the hills.
  • 👶🏼 Mother completes 15K mountain race while carrying her six-month-old daughter: Meet Belén Agut, the super-mom who did just that.

Get ready to get faster!

Revolutionize Your Fitness Regimen: 5 Top Exercise Science Findings You Can Use Today

The world’s most influential exercise science group, The American College of Sports Medicine, recently picked five top articles that appeared in 2023.

ACSM has over 17,000 members, including physiologists, nutritionists, cardiologists, physical therapists, orthopedic specialists, epidemiologists, biomechanists, and experts from other exercise specialties.

They publish a half-dozen highly ranked exercise and sports medicine journals. Amby summarizes these top five articles that include important new information you can use in your running and fitness program.

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The Game-Changing Magic Of Hill Running + 8 Tough Hill Workouts

Incorporating hill running into your training program will improve your performance, speed, endurance, and running economy.

I know quite a few runners who try to avoid hill running, and for good reason: it’s hard!

I would be lying if I didn’t share that I always feel a bit anxious before my hill workouts. I don’t know if it’s the excitement of getting to the workout and pushing hard or if I just know how challenging it will be, and I’m preparing myself for what’s to come.

What I do know is that it will be worth it. Trust me.

In this guide, I will explain the ins and outs of hill running, why it benefits our running performance, and give you my top eight workouts to try out in your training plan.


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Mother Completes 15K Mountain Race While Carrying Her Six-Month-Old Daughter

Last Sunday, Belén Agut completed the Pujada del Marinet, a 15K mountain race in the eastern region of Spain.

Carrying Noa on her front in a baby carrier, Agut completed the race in 3:14:14, placing 31st among all female competitors.

Check out what she says about her days on the trails with Noa.

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