In honor of this Saturday's Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, I thought I'd give a quick tip on hill running in races. Have a great race everyone and don't forget about the after-party at Phidippides Ansley Mall.

Race hill technique is the same as in workouts: keep shortening stride as you move up the hill. Monitor your respiration rate: don't huff and puff more than you were doing on the flat. As runners improve their hill technique in races, they find that a shorter and quicker strider reduces effort while increasing speed – with no increase in breathing.

For more info, see Running Year Round Plan