Drew/Marmite etc... Doing Connemara Marathon in March. It's hilly. Any tips on hills? By the way, thanks for your erudite responses to my Marathon schedule question. V handy.
My basic training package of five sessions will be: one hill session, one speed, one tempo with hills, long run with hills, then the fifth will be easy peasys/cross training <if I have time>.
I'm thinking of including some plyometric work to build some strength in my pins, and basic squats/lunges with barbell, too. Aim would be three sessions, reality one if I'm lucky.
The weekly hill session will vary to include, for example, one week long hills, one week short steep ones, one week a mixture of hills. I'm aiming to build up the time/number of reps each week. For example just now did 23 mins, 8 reps, next week (if I do the same hills) I'd aim to do 10 reps around 30 mins. <<Still with me, or asleep...?>>
Core of the question is: what do you think of above? Will strength work imporve my hills-ability? How do I develop my hill sessions? How long would you very fit chaps spend on the core hill session?