I've signed up for the Midsummer Munro half in June and am getting into training.
The only problem I have is that I'm in Cambridgeshire which has zero hills. Any suggestions for helping to prepare for the slopes whilst being on the flat?
Any thoughts welcome.
The Midsummer Munro has A LOT OF VERY BIG STEPS. I'd get on the stepper in the gym, get your quads working.
And if you've only just got round to training for it... good luck. Pace yourself, it will be hard going.
The MM is a fantastic race but really really tough if you aren't used to the hills. But as Philpub says, there are a lot of steps and they really sap the strength from your legs. The slopes are the least of your worries! The best bit of advice I can offer is to make sure you leave loads in the tank for the return journey - the last set of steps are absolute murder!!
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