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1202 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2011 12:20 PM by skypilot77
SheWentForALittleRun Rookie 3 posts since
Jul 30, 2010
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Nov 29, 2011 7:09 AM

Make me a mountain

I'm training for the Mount Mitchell Challenge in February...currently training in Chapel Hill, NC...needless to say I'm not in mountain country - what's the best way to train for the ascent/descent of the 6,684ft monster??


Appreciate the tips!



  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007
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    1. Nov 29, 2011 10:43 AM (in response to SheWentForALittleRun)
    Make me a mountain



    You have some great hills in Chapel Hill (Larrel Hill. Franklin, ect).   Do some repeats up them.  45-60 min drive will give you some great trails and pretty close to mountains to run in.  Do your weekly miles at Chapel Hill and drive for some of your long runs to one of the closer NC Mountains like Pilot Mountain or 2 hours to Boone.  Good Luck be thankful you are not on the beach.

  • skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
    Dec 16, 2009
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    2. Nov 29, 2011 12:20 PM (in response to SheWentForALittleRun)
    Make me a mountain

    If you've got a mole hill, then I can make a mountain.


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