I am actually running (sort of) at a 10 incline (on a scale of 0-15 on treadmill). At 10 I am really slow alternating between 5kmph when I am faster and 3kmph when I need to pause and rest as my legs would be burning by then. I guess I am a bit worried, that come race day, I might find the hill steeper due to multiple factors besides it actual physical steepness. So I feel as you said, train hard race easy. And even though I am going at just 5kmph, it really pushes me those 20 mins and I will be gradually increasing my mileage over the next few months to a 42k uphill run.
MPLANE37, this is the second time you are helping me out. thankyou I really appreciate your advice :)
Edited by: BFWHITEHORSE at: 5/7/2013 (07:55)
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Also, don't forget that a treadmill actually helps you run. Outside, no such help, unless you run downhill. To simulate running on a flat road, you must put the incline to 2%. Any incline of the race track should be added to that. So I am afraid you must use about 6% to simulate running uphill on a race track of 3.4% incline.
Each level on the treadmill typically represents 1% incline. So to replicate this, you should vary the incline between levels 3 and 4 (the real hill probably has slightly steeper and slightly shallower sections anyway).
But for training purposes, you may want to train on a slightly steeper setting (eg. 5%). Train hard, race easy.
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