New Hill Rep Session

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Sep 2014
1:07pm, 24 Sep 2014
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alifrobertson
Forgive me, it has been many many months since my last login... but I'm looking for some advice about hill reps.

I'm thinking of trying out a new hill for hill reps near my new house, but I'm not 100% sure how long to make the reps.
The sets would be:

1) 350m distance - 20m climb
2) 550m distance - 35m climb
3) 850m distance - 45m climb

Would this be a good distance to tackle for long reps or too far for repeats? I was thinking of starting with a 1-2-3-2-1 session and maybe increasing every couple of weeks... wouldn't be going flat out the whole way, just up towards 10K pace?
Oct 2014
1:53pm, 9 Oct 2014
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Reinhold Messner
Sounds good to me. You'll hate it mid-session obviously.

The recoveries will end up being quite long if you're doing a half mile "out and back" so you can afford to push quite hard on the efforts.
Oct 2014
1:58pm, 9 Oct 2014
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rf_fozzy
How about making the reps a time, rather than a distance?

You could do something like 1min, 2min, 3min, 4min, then back down.

Or a simpler session like 6x3min?

Recoveries are jogs back down in approximately the same time as your efforts.
Oct 2014
2:32pm, 9 Oct 2014
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Derby Tup
What are you hoping to achieve with the reps? Increase in strength, climbing improvement, speed? Just curious

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