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Hill Grade

Post  Jerry on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Where I live, I rarely run hills. Now that I regularly run on TM, easy pace, 4-8 miles, I like to make it hilly. What is the appropriate grade?
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  mul21 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:06 pm

If it's just an easy run, whatever feels good. If you want to do a hill workout, something just a bit faster than MP @ 5% seems to work well. I wouldn't go much higher than that on an easy run either. You might check the treadmills for a hill workout program and just set it for the program and go at whatever pace you're doing your run at.
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Chris M on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:12 pm

3-6% is good for running. I think 1-2% is a waste by being neither a hill workout nor flat and 0% is a better choice when not doing a specific hill workout. Above 6% and its not really realistically a running workout anymore.
Here's a chart I use for pacing although like Jim said, 5% at MP for 0.5 miles (a bit faster if shorter) is a tough but good workout.
http://www.hillrunner.com/training/tmillchart.php
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Jerry on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:40 pm

Ok, did a little 3% today. I will try to build up to 6% and flow around 3-6% then.

8-10 weeks base building, then I may come back for details on Dave-O's hop on and off technique. lol!
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  fostever on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:02 am

15%
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Mike MacLellan on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:21 am

@fostever wrote:15%

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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Jerry on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:38 am

@fostever wrote:15%

Yeah right. I said I wanted PR, but didn't say I wanted to cure my laziness. lol!
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Schuey on Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:12 pm

For Jerry I'm going to go with 20%!!!
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  T Miller on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:27 pm

@Schuey wrote:For Jerry I'm going to go with 20%!!!

After all, it is speed training in disguise.
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Schuey on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:32 pm

@T Miller wrote:
@Schuey wrote:For Jerry I'm going to go with 20%!!!

After all, it is speed training in disguise.

Yeah we all know how much Jerry loves speed training!
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:02 pm

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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Jerry on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:21 pm

@Schuey wrote:
@T Miller wrote:
@Schuey wrote:For Jerry I'm going to go with 20%!!!

After all, it is speed training in disguise.

Yeah we all know how much Jerry loves speed training!

Like Jerry needs any speed. lol!
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Re: Hill Grade

Post  Jerry on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:22 pm

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