In preparation for Hospital Hill or if you are interested in improving one’s fitness level, I remembered a tip from a sports physiologist I learned while living in Northern New York at a Cross Country Ski Expo. After watching video of the Great Norwegian Bjorn Daeglie’s climbing technique, the physiologist stressed the importance of hill training since most cross country ski races are won on the hills as compared to the flat terrain. Then he said, “When you get to the top of the hill, keep going, keep going, keep going  (don’t look back, pat yourself on the back, slow down, etc.) since your respiratory system will recover.” I have found his tip on hill training is also true for running and bicycling.  Good Luck to KCTC Members running Hospital Hill.

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