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Training for Uphill Mountain Race (Read 2338 times)


Got Hills?

    Unless you live near a big mountain, it's probably hard to find a 10 mile hill.  I have used a treadmill to train at a challenging incline and speed for extended times  - 1 hour, 1.5 hours. (but slow enough so I could keep a fairly steady pace through the run.)  That gets me somewhat used to running up hill for that amount of time.  Also - intervals using 5 - 8 % incline on the treadmill, which is good for strength and maintaining some speed.  But it's good to find some real hills, too - 0.5 mile to 2 mile hills to run up and down, if possible.

    "Not to touch the Earth, not to see the Sun, nothing left to do but run, run, run..."

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