My RB and I are considering signing up for TA this year. Last year we almost did it . The end of May just wasnt doable? So since the date changed hmmmmm But I really have no significant hills to train on nor any overpasses or bridges :( Would stairs and TM incline be enough to finish without dying? lol What about downhill?
Any suggestions or advice on training? or just the race in general? I just want to finish standing and with a smile
Trying to decide in the next week or so.
It all depends upon your goals and expectations. I did the half in 2009 with zero training, thoroughly out of shape, and not quite recovered from some bad bronchitis. It was a loooong five hours, so that's not the path I recommend, but I didn't die.
Suggestions I've seen to replace hills in training: stair machine, lots of squats and lunges, incline on the treadmill, running bleachers, etc.
If you can at all come, you should. It's the most fun I've ever had at a race and a super supportive and awesome group of people!
Come on! It's all about togetherness and fun... you'll be fine!
2011-01-24 10:54 AM
You won't die.
I live in one of the flattest cities in the country (I think anyway), and I don't bother with hill training, or downhill training or trail training even, for that matter.
Mind you, last year was the first year I did anything resembling decent training, and I was still slow as heck. With actual training (but still no ups or downs or trails), this year should be interesting. Though I have a road half the weekend before.
Powered by mwForum © 1999-2015 Markus Wichitill