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Treadmill Simulation Page
7/30/2014 1:38:10 PM
My guess is that you will have a great day on the mountain. All the best! In response to: Simulation felt pretty easy. I ran at a sustainable long-run heart rate with one quick stop to roll out a problem calf (Achilles was barking, and I know better than to wreck those during hill season) I ended up going through a full 4 1-quart bottles. It's 70 degrees in my basement. My shoes were like wet bricks at the end. So, 2 1/2 hours of slog followed by 20 sets of 10 step ups, alternating legs on my patio garden wall (18 inches or so). I thought my legs would be burning afterward, but they weren't. I'll throw a sack of birdseed in a backpack and try a couple more sets this week before I lay off for a taper. I'll say one thing. I've done quite a few uphill slogs on that treadmill at 15%, and 11% feels half as difficult. Altitude will be the real wildcard, I guess.
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