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10 to try: Some hills to head for if you’re training in Austin

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Gilbert Tuhabonye gathers with members of his running club on Harbor View Road near Westlake Drive recently. Tuhabonye celebrates his birthday each year by running hill repeats. Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman

Crave them or dread them, hills come with the territory whether you’re training for the Austin Marathon or a century bicycle ride through the Hill Country.

“Living in Austin, you’ve got to embrace the hills,” says Gilbert Tuhabonye, the drum-beating, “Run with joy!” shouting founder and head coach of the Gilbert’s Gazelles running group, which staged a sweat-inducing workout on steep, twisting slope of Harbor View Drive in West Lake Hills recently.

Read more about how to get to the most out of your hill training and about 10 to try around Austin in a story on our premium website.