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Chicago runners: where can I run hills?? (Read 1005 times)

der_lizzard


    I live in Lincoln Park and I'm training for a hilly half marathon this fall.  Where can I find hills in the city to train on?  I'm willing to do endless repetitions on the same hill if I have to - any suggestions?  I'll drive if I must (Mount Trashmore in Evanston is one idea) but I would love to find something within running or biking distance of my home near DePaul (or at least someplace with easy parking if I have to drive).  

      Your best bet is the treadmill. We have absolutely nothing. I am in Andersonville and I do repeats at Cricket Hill at the path and Montrose. It is a solid 15 feet. The other option is the sled hill next to Soldier Field.

      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

       

      xor


        so what you are saying is that cricket hill is really only a hill to crickets

         


        The Monkey Games

          I live in Lincoln Park and I'm training for a hilly half marathon this fall.

           

          What marathon?


          Feeling the growl again

            We used to loop over an OK hill running the Loyola Univ cross country course.  It's been a long time but I believe it was in the park near Motrose Harbor south of the Loyola campus.

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             

            I am spaniel - Crusher of Treadmills

             

              We used to loop over an OK hill running the Loyola Univ cross country course.  It's been a long time but I believe it was in the park near Motrose Harbor south of the Loyola campus.

               

              That is Cricket Hill.  And srl is right.  It is only a hill to small insects.  I go to the base and do 10 second hill sprints to the top.

              I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

               


              Feeling the growl again

                That is Cricket Hill.  And srl is right.  It is only a hill to small insects.  I go to the base and do 10 second hill sprints to the top.

                 

                Yeah.  It's all relative.  Those of us that trained on ski hills were not impressed but the lower MI flatlanders thought it was significant.

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                I am spaniel - Crusher of Treadmills

                 


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  I've been known to run stairwells in highrise hotels when there's no other option. Seriously. It's a good workout.

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                    What about Montrose Harbor? 

                      Yeah.  It's all relative.  

                       

                      For sure..I ran a half marathon along the Lake Shore Path a couple weeks ago and overheard someone say "these hills are really getting to me." 

                        I've always found the bridges and the ramps from lower to upper wacker are about the closest things to hills.  If you do venture north towards Evanston, there is quite a bit more though I agree that it would be a pain.

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                        johnnygbhm


                          Drive out to Lemont.  Plenty of hills to run. 

                          flyingdog147


                            Check out Highland Park -- The North Shore Half Marathon route has a few decent ones...