So I'm trying to up my pace a little. I've got several ideas on how to go about it but not sure which'll be the most effective. As I see it, the options are: -
a) Run short steep hills
b) Run long gradual hills
c) Fartlek / interval training following the podcasts again but jog / sprint(ish) instead of walk / jog.
d) run longer distances, in theory this should improve fitness and increase speed at shorter distances?
I live in a fairly hilly area. There's lots of gradual steep hills where I can be running up hill for 10-15 minutes before it levels out, or a bunch of steeper hills which'll take a few minutes to run but will level out, and then drop back down again before the next hill.
What'll be the best option?