When is Hilly Hilly

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Mar 2014
11:23am, 6 Mar 2014
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lammo
I'd like a body like Rachels from Friends...
Mar 2014
11:30am, 6 Mar 2014
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Lemon10
I would love a hill nearby that I could train on, I live in Norfolk, nothing near me could be called a hill, as a result I find any little bits that are even slightly undulating hard going.
Mar 2014
11:32am, 6 Mar 2014
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simbil
I saw a blog from a flat lands (Cambridge I think) chap who did the Bob Graham Round. He spent a lot of time training in multi-story carparks!
Mar 2014
11:33am, 6 Mar 2014
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PinchyII
I find hills hard going as well!! hence the discussion - I am sure I hit a hill and stop!!
Mar 2014
1:30pm, 6 Mar 2014
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Rosehip
When you import a route on here from your Garmin it gets score - so in theory you can compare routes for the diffiulty of the hills.

I like the idea that a 20 mile lumpy run counts extra towards a flat marathon - however flat can be relentless, same pace and no cruising the downhills - so I'm not sure it works ????
Mar 2014
1:49pm, 6 Mar 2014
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Frobester
Perhaps a lumpy 20 miles prepares you for any potholes or falling off kerbs on a road marathon! I love Berkhamsted Half for the same reason - you give on the uphills, but oh do you receive on the downhills, and especially the last mile which I did at 7.32 m/m (which is fast for me!)
Mar 2014
1:55pm, 6 Mar 2014
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Wriggling Snake
do you think there should be an automatic feature of runs that you upload?

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