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1991 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2011 2:00 PM by almontco1 RSS
JoyfulJen Rookie 2 posts since
Feb 1, 2011
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Feb 1, 2011 8:18 AM

Preparing for a hilly ultra

I'm an east coaster (a Philadelphian to be exact), and I just registered for the Mt. Hood 50-miler.  I'm PSYCHED for the beautiful Oregon mountain views.  I'm in need of some new inspiration for hilly trail-runs in the Philly area.  Anyone have any suggestions??

  • Chase Kerlin Expert 39 posts since
    Apr 20, 2008
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    1. Feb 9, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to JoyfulJen)
    Re: Preparing for a hilly ultra

    I'm from Austin, TX but when I was looking for some great tough courses, I found a local running store that hosts group runs and asked them.  They pointed me to some of the toughest trails I have ever run on that I would have never found on my own. 





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  • CDR Spencer Moseley Pro 167 posts since
    Mar 20, 2008
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    2. May 5, 2011 10:14 AM (in response to JoyfulJen)
    Re: Preparing for a hilly ultra

    I would contact Pretzel City Sports.  POC: rhornpcs@aol.com  He does fantastic runs in the Philly area - trails, very hilly and lots of fun.

  • striperfish616 Rookie 2 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    3. Jun 19, 2011 10:46 AM (in response to JoyfulJen)
    Re: Preparing for a hilly ultra

    Hi there,I know for myself training for a very hilly race can be a little boreing.So may i suggest getting your I- pod with some good motivational thrust behind it and get to a nice mountainous area,run all the straits and when you get to the hills run half and walk the other half.For me,2 to 3 hrs is usually sufficient.Good luck.....marc





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  • almontco1 Amateur 8 posts since
    Aug 5, 2008
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    4. Sep 15, 2011 2:00 PM (in response to striperfish616)
    Preparing for a hilly ultra

    There's always the treadmill, stairstepper and old-fashioned steps.





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