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Discussion: Training for hills in a flat area

in: Adventure Racing; Training & Technique

Aug 6, 2018 9:15 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I have my eye on the 2020 World Rogaine Champs. Highest (2665 m) to lowest (1900 m) is a lot more than local hills, which struggle to hit 20 m prominence and are more often 7 m. Assuming travel to hilly areas is limited at best, how can I best prepare?

* repeats on the small hills we do have
* weights (squats? lunges?)
* find gym with StepMill
* combination

or something I haven't considered?
Aug 8, 2018 7:35 PM # 
Are you on Facebook?
Here’s a link to my local trail run Facebook page where someone asked about downhill training ideas for flatlanders.
Aug 9, 2018 8:44 PM # 
Carbons Offset:
This article might have some relevance. While it opens with the debate on weighted running vests, it continues into some concepts that may apply to your question.
Aug 10, 2018 1:28 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Thank you for the perspective of framing is as an ultra type problem!
Aug 12, 2018 3:04 PM # 
Ascending can be trained by strength training however you need to consider descending too. Consider doing repeated jumps off boxes perhaps?
Aug 13, 2018 3:28 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Perhaps I underestimate my potential troubles, but in hills for six hour rogaines, I needed breathers on the way up but didn't suffer from going back down, unless my shoes were too small. My pace is somewhat glacial, which may be a factor in tolerable downhills?

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