How to train for steep hills

You might have seen it was the men’s world road race championship in Glasgow. 

When they got into Glasgow on the circuit there, there were quite a few steep hills, notably Montrose street. 

And you might be thinking, how do I get up a hill like that?

And what training can I do to prepare for hills?

Particularly if I don’t live in a very hilly area like we don’t in the edge of South Yorkshire stroke, North Lincolnshire, where the only hills that we have are motorway flyovers. 

Well, the best way to prepare for that is to build bike strength by doing big gear effort, particularly on your turbo.

Or if you’re out riding, riding in a bigger gear than you would need to ride so that you are constantly having to work your cycling muscles a little bit harder. 

And slowing your cadence down, which will build your strength and then help you climb those hills when you actually get to your event. 

If you’d like to know more, we do online coaching and you’re more than welcome to drop us a line on our email or check out our social media messages and we’ll get back to you.

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Animis Coaching Team

We're Coaches Jacqui and Oliver Saxon, the Animis Coaching Team.

We are a mom and son coaching team who have changed our lives through the sport of triathlon. We aim to break down the mysteries of triathlon training and show you, the avid traithlete, how simple and flexible it can be so triathlon training really does become part of your lifestyle and not just a hobby.