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Quotes About Running Hills

Get Motivated to Run

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Updated June 30, 2014

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Need some motivation to run hills? Get inspired with these quotes about running hills.

1. "If the hill has its own name, then it's probably a pretty tough hill."
- Marty Stern

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

3. "Hills are speedwork in disguise."
-Frank Shorter

4. "Love hills and they will love you back."
-Author unknown

5. "You can never run a hill too hard; you will collapse before hurting it."
-Adam Born

6. "It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
-Henry Ward Beecher

7. "Hills. We love them. We hate them. They make us strong. They make us weak. Today I chose to embrace hills."
-Hal Higdon, running writer and coach

8. "It's a hill. Get over it."
-Seen on the back of a runner's T-shirt

9. "If you never attempt the ascent, you'll never know the thrill of swooshing down the other side."
-Author unknown

10. "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

11. "Hill sprints are good for everyone!"
-Kara Goucher

12. "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
-Sir Edmund Hillary

13.  "Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get." 
-Joe Catalano


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